What does uphold mean?

Definitions for uphold
ʌpˈhoʊldup·hold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveverb

    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. upholdverb

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

  3. uphold, maintainverb

    support against an opponent

    "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

Wiktionary

  1. upholdverb

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

    Etymology: From upholden, equivalent to . Compare ophouden, aufhalten.

  2. upholdverb

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

    Etymology: From upholden, equivalent to . Compare ophouden, aufhalten.

  3. upholdverb

    To support by approval or encouragement.

    Etymology: From upholden, equivalent to . Compare ophouden, aufhalten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upholdverb

    to hold up; to lift on high; to elevate

  2. Upholdverb

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

  3. Upholdverb

    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.

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  1. hold up, hold-up, holdup

  2. Hold up

  3. Hold-up

  4. Holdup

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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

Examples of uphold in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    The legislative branch’s constitutional toolbox seems inadequate to uphold out task in seeking the truth.

  2. Omar Jadwat:

    What President Donald Trump has suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional. Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally.

  3. Cory Booker:

    The three-month House impeachment process has uncovered alarming evidence that an American president used his official power for personal gain, put our national security at risk, and obstructed the investigation, as this process heads to the Senate for trial, Ill uphold my sacred oath to protect defend the Constitution.

  4. Human Rights Watch:

    While activists have remained steadfastly committed to protecting their constituents and continuing their work, the government has failed to uphold its international human rights commitments.

  5. Glen Taylor:

    As a small plant we'll be able to ... uphold the guidelines that these foreign markets would request to provide the product.

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