What does uphold mean?

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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"


  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

How to pronounce uphold?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say uphold in sign language?

  1. uphold


  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. Barry Loudermilk:

    A lot of our colleagues felt this was an oath-of-office vote to uphold the Constitution.

  2. Town Manager John Curran:

    His job is to uphold laws not break them, he has no respect for the governmental process.

  3. Austin Nimocks:

    We are hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the freedom of the people to affirm marriage.

  4. The Indian government:

    India, like the U.S. and other nations shall always uphold its national interest in these matters.

  5. Buena Park Councilwoman Beth Swift:

    I think they were spot-on, that we take the oath of office to uphold the Constitution of United States.

Images & Illustrations of uphold

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