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)
References in classic literature ?
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.
Ask nothing of men, and, in the endless mutation, thou only firm column must presently appear the upholder of all that surrounds thee.
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.
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.
Dinar, he argues, proves that the Ibadi lawyers of the first generations considered Qatada to be a faithful upholder of Jabir's doctrine of law.
It has been the same at Amble where anglers on Upholder have taken good numbers of decent codling close in, anglers keeping around eight fish each.
The Commission said it, however, was confident that the judiciary and law enforcement agencies would fearlessly performed their duties as representatives of the state and upholder of justice.