upholder


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upholder - someone who upholds or maintainsupholder - someone who upholds or maintains; "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
Translations

upholder

[ʌpˈhəʊldəʳ] Ndefensor(a) m/f

upholder

nWahrer(in) m(f); (= supporter)Verteidiger(in) m(f)
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He must know mathematics, for at every turn some occasion for them will present itself to him; and, putting it aside that he must be adorned with all the virtues, cardinal and theological, to come down to minor particulars, he must, I say, be able to swim as well as Nicholas or Nicolao the Fish could, as the story goes; he must know how to shoe a horse, and repair his saddle and bridle; and, to return to higher matters, he must be faithful to God and to his lady; he must be pure in thought, decorous in words, generous in works, valiant in deeds, patient in suffering, compassionate towards the needy, and, lastly, an upholder of the truth though its defence should cost him his life.
The Popes have long been the patrons and preservers of art, just as our new, practical Republic is the encourager and upholder of mechanics.
I support the man who supports their claims; not the virtuous upholder of the wrong.
Another fact which attracted him to this word was the number of he-bugs which figured in its definition--Supreme Deity, Creator or Upholder of the Universe.
Ask nothing of men, and, in the endless mutation, thou only firm column must presently appear the upholder of all that surrounds thee.
Its sympathy for my brethren in bonds--its scathing denunciations of slaveholders--its faithful exposures of slavery--and its powerful attacks upon the upholders of the institu- tion--sent a thrill of joy through my soul, such as I had never felt before!
Chichester Erskine, author of a tragedy entitled 'The Patriot Martyrs,' dedicated with enthusiastic devotion to the Spirit of Liberty and half a dozen famous upholders of that principle, and denouncing in forcible language the tyranny of the late Tsar of Russia, Bomba of Naples, and Napoleon the Third?
If the angel Gabriel were to come down from heaven, and head a successful rise against the most abominable and unrighteous vested interest which this poor old world groans under, he would most certainly lose his character for many years, probably for centuries, not only with the upholders of said vested interest, but with the respectable mass of the people whom he had delivered.
THE upholders of slavery in America - of the atrocities of which system, I shall not write one word for which I have not had ample proof and warrant - may be divided into three great classes.
Presumably Mr Corbyn being a man of honour and upholder of democracy will also allow those of us whose 'conscience' leads us to oppose other areas of Treasury spending the same right of veto.
He said that the inaction of the international community and criminal silence of the proponents of human rights and organizations over the gross violations of the rights of Rohingya Muslims and their persecution and genocide raises serious questions about the utility and effectiveness of international forums that proclaim themselves as upholder, defender and promoter of human rights and democratic values.
Calling Mehta a passionate upholder of our "democratic and secular ideas", the Congress president said that he was also a courageous crusader of the causes that he believed were just and a proud and "eloquent advocate of our pluralistic society".