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up·hold

 (ŭp-hōld′)
tr.v. up·held (-hĕld′), up·hold·ing, up·holds
1. To hold aloft; raise: upheld the banner proudly.
2. To prevent from falling or sinking; support: beams that uphold the roof.
3. To maintain or affirm: uphold a standard of behavior. See Synonyms at support.

up·hold′er n.

uphold

(ʌpˈhəʊld)
vb (tr) , -holds, -holding or -held
1. to maintain, affirm, or defend against opposition or challenge
2. to give moral support or inspiration to
3. rare to support physically
4. to lift up
upˈholder n

up•hold

(ʌpˈhoʊld)

v.t. -held, -hold•ing.
1. to support or defend, as against opposition or criticism.
2. to keep up or keep from sinking; support.
3. to lift upward; raise.
[1175–1225]
up•hold′er, n.

uphold


Past participle: upheld
Gerund: upholding

Imperative
uphold
uphold
Present
I uphold
you uphold
he/she/it upholds
we uphold
you uphold
they uphold
Preterite
I upheld
you upheld
he/she/it upheld
we upheld
you upheld
they upheld
Present Continuous
I am upholding
you are upholding
he/she/it is upholding
we are upholding
you are upholding
they are upholding
Present Perfect
I have upheld
you have upheld
he/she/it has upheld
we have upheld
you have upheld
they have upheld
Past Continuous
I was upholding
you were upholding
he/she/it was upholding
we were upholding
you were upholding
they were upholding
Past Perfect
I had upheld
you had upheld
he/she/it had upheld
we had upheld
you had upheld
they had upheld
Future
I will uphold
you will uphold
he/she/it will uphold
we will uphold
you will uphold
they will uphold
Future Perfect
I will have upheld
you will have upheld
he/she/it will have upheld
we will have upheld
you will have upheld
they will have upheld
Future Continuous
I will be upholding
you will be upholding
he/she/it will be upholding
we will be upholding
you will be upholding
they will be upholding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upholding
you have been upholding
he/she/it has been upholding
we have been upholding
you have been upholding
they have been upholding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upholding
you will have been upholding
he/she/it will have been upholding
we will have been upholding
you will have been upholding
they will have been upholding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upholding
you had been upholding
he/she/it had been upholding
we had been upholding
you had been upholding
they had been upholding
Conditional
I would uphold
you would uphold
he/she/it would uphold
we would uphold
you would uphold
they would uphold
Past Conditional
I would have upheld
you would have upheld
he/she/it would have upheld
we would have upheld
you would have upheld
they would have upheld
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.uphold - 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"
resume, restart, re-start - take up or begin anew; "We resumed the negotiations"
hang in, persevere, persist, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
go forward, proceed, continue - move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
perpetuate - cause to continue or prevail; "perpetuate a myth"
sustain, keep up, prolong - lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
mummify - preserve while making lifeless; "mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"
hold, keep, maintain - keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
continue, go on, keep, go along, proceed - continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
2.uphold - stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
defend, fend for, support - argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
3.uphold - support against an opponentuphold - support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
vindicate, justify - show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
reassert, confirm - strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

uphold

verb
1. support, back, defend, aid, champion, encourage, maintain, promote, sustain, advocate, stand by, stick up for (informal) upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
2. confirm, support, sustain, endorse, approve, justify, hold to, ratify, vindicate, validate The crown court upheld the magistrate's decision.

uphold

verb
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty:
3. To sustain the weight of:
4. To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
Translations
يُثَبِّتيُحافِظ علىيَدْعَم، يَسْنِد
podpořitpotvrditudržovat
opretholdestadfæstestøtte
pitää ylläylläpitää
halda viî/uppistaîfestastyrkja, styîja
apstiprinātatbalstītievērotsaglabāt
vzdrževati

uphold

[ʌpˈhəʊld] (upheld (pt, pp)) VT
1. (= sustain) → mantener, sostener; (= support) → apoyar, defender
2. (Jur) → confirmar

uphold

[ʌpˈhəʊld] [upheld] [ʌpˈhɛld] (pt, pp) vt
[+ law, principle] → faire respecter; [+ right] → soutenir, faire respecter
(LAW) [court of law] [+ verdict, conviction] → confirmer; [+ complaint] → maintenir

uphold

pret, ptp <upheld>
vt (= sustain) tradition, principle, honourwahren; the lawhüten; right, valuesschützen; (= support) person, decision, objection(unter)stützen; complaintanerkennen; (Jur) verdict, appealbestätigen

uphold

[ʌpˈhəʊld] (upheld (pt, pp)) vt (frm) (law, principle) → difendere; (decision, verdict) → confermare

uphold

(apˈhəuld) past tense, past participle upˈheld (-ˈheld) verb
1. to support (a person's action). His family upholds (him in) his present action.
2. to confirm (eg a claim, legal judgement etc). The decision of the judge was upheld by the court.
3. to maintain (eg a custom). The old traditions are still upheld in this village.
References in classic literature ?
She could not speak, but she did `hold on', and the warm grasp of the friendly human hand comforted her sore heart, and seemed to lead her nearer to the Divine arm which alone could uphold her in her trouble.
But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe.
Indeed, she had not energy to fling it down, but had ceased to uphold it, and suffered it to press her to the earth.
That saint on earth, as the people uphold him to be, and as -- I must needs say -- he really looks
He knew very well, that in his horror of the deed which had culminated the bad deeds and bad reputation of the old family house, in his resentful suspicions of his uncle, and in the aversion with which his conscience regarded the crumbling fabric that he was supposed to uphold, he had acted imperfectly.
I was not aware of it myself, but I felt it necessary to uphold the institutions of my county, and to evince a familiarity with them; so I shook my head, as much as to say, 'I believe you
To the summons of the herald, who demanded his rank, his name, and purpose, the stranger knight answered readily and boldly, ``I am a good knight and noble, come hither to sustain with lance and sword the just and lawful quarrel of this damsel, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac of York; to uphold the doom pronounced against her to be false and truthless, and to defy Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, as a traitor, murderer, and liar; as I will prove in this field with my body against his, by the aid of God, of Our Lady, and of Monseigneur Saint George, the good knight.
When George Washington first took the oath I have just sworn to uphold, news travelled slowly across the land by horseback, and across the ocean by boat.
There is no doubt of that," observed Anselmo, anxious to support and uphold Lothario's ideas with Camilla, who was as regardless of his design as she was deep in love with Lothario; and so taking delight in anything that was his, and knowing that his thoughts and writings had her for their object, and that she herself was the real Chloris, she asked him to repeat some other sonnet or verses if he recollected any.
Now, should any letters or other documents of a compromising character be found upon him, will it not be taken for granted that all who uphold him are his accomplices?
And beyond this, to keep the people quiet and without loss to the state, they always have the means of giving work to the community in those labours that are the life and strength of the city, and on the pursuit of which the people are supported; they also hold military exercises in repute, and moreover have many ordinances to uphold them.
Ah, it's a great thing in a man's life to be able to stand by a neighbour and uphold him in such trouble as that.