What does uphold mean?

Definitions for uphold
ʌpˈhoʊldup·hold

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. uphold(Verb)

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

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

  2. uphold(Verb)

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

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

  3. uphold(Verb)

    To support by approval or encouragement.

    Etymology: 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?

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    Alex
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How to say uphold in sign language?

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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. Sarah Sanders:

    I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation.

  2. But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

    I am pleased with the Fifth Circuit's decision to uphold HB 2 and the State of Texas will continue to fight for higher-quality healthcare standards for women while protecting our most vulnerable: the unborn.

  3. Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    The way I see it now is that, even if not whole-heartedly, Austria acknowledges that Hungary, if it wants to uphold international agreements, should implement actual border controls along the Croatian-Hungarian border.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I can say that what we see in Vienna is not a breakthrough, but more like a breakdown -- a breakdown of the principals that the P5+1 committed itself to uphold.

  5. Guy Platten:

    Freedom of navigation is vital for global trade and we encourage all nations to uphold this fundamental principle of maritime law.

Images & Illustrations of uphold

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. occlusive
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    • C. foreordained
    • D. contagious

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