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"
stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
support against an opponent
"The appellate court upheld the verdict"
To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.
To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
To support by approval or encouragement.
Origin: From upholden, equivalent to . Compare ophouden, aufhalten.
to hold up; to lift on high; to elevate
to keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain
to aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
hold up, hold-up, holdup
The numerical value of uphold in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of uphold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A lot of our colleagues felt this was an oath-of-office vote to uphold the Constitution.
His job is to uphold laws not break them, he has no respect for the governmental process.
We are hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the freedom of the people to affirm marriage.
The legislative branch’s constitutional toolbox seems inadequate to uphold out task in seeking the truth.
History teaches us that the failure to uphold these rights and freedoms can actually fuel violent extremism.
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