What does uphold mean?

Definitions for uphold
ʌpˈhoʊldup·hold

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.

    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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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. Tom Brady:

    I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the four-game suspension against me, i did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.

  2. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.

  3. Bill Cosby:

    Let me say this, i only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind.

  4. Kenny Klein:

    While we cannot comment on this ongoing investigation, we certainly expect our student-athletes to uphold certain standards, including their treatment of others, we have great respect for the legal process and our university procedures and we will cooperate as requested with this matter.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of uphold

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