What does uphold mean?

Definitions for upholdʌpˈhoʊld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word uphold.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

    "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"

  2. uphold(verb)

    stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

  3. uphold, maintain(verb)

    support against an opponent

    "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

Wiktionary

  1. uphold(Verb)

    To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.

  2. uphold(Verb)

    To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.

  3. uphold(Verb)

    To support by approval or encouragement.

  4. Origin: From upholden, equivalent to . Compare ophouden, aufhalten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uphold(verb)

    to hold up; to lift on high; to elevate

  2. Uphold(verb)

    to keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain

  3. Uphold(verb)

    to aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uphold

    up-hōld′, v.t. to hold up: to sustain: to countenance: to defend: to continue without failing.—n. Uphōl′der.—v.t. Uphōl′ster, to furnish furniture with stuffing, springs, &c., to provide with curtains, &c.—ns. Uphōl′sterer, one who supplies or who sells furniture, beds, curtains, &c.; Uphōl′stery, furniture, &c., supplied by upholsterers.

Anagrams for uphold »

  1. hold up, hold-up, holdup

  2. Hold up

  3. Hold-up

  4. Holdup

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uphold in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uphold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    If we cannot uphold this, that will spell trouble for ourselves, for Austria and Germany, therefore, we must uphold it.

  2. Jim Pasco:

    It's bigger than just him. All police officers take an oath to uphold the law and no one is happy or anything other than disappointed when someone fails to uphold that oath.

  3. John Kerry, Speech at Democratic Convention, May 31, 2002:

    We must uphold the promise of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton and never allow the President and his Republican friends to threaten Social Security by putting it on the Wall Street trading block.

  4. Robert Bentley:

    I have to uphold not only the constitution of Alabama, but I swore to uphold the constitution of the United States and we will uphold the law of the United States. I will uphold the law of the nation and this is now the law.

  5. Jim Pasco:

    Unfortunately, tragically, he apparently saw fit to betray his trust and no police officer can excuse that, it's bigger than just him. All police officers take an oath to uphold the law and no one is happy or anything other than disappointed when someone fails to uphold that oath.

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