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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 ?
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.
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.
If true, can those both the payers and the beneficiaries be called upholders of the sacred practices and norms of democracy?
Judging by the heinous comments directed against the monarchy, 'treasonable in my mind' and conservative politicians, mainly female, on the ghastly internet, by hypocritical left wing socialists and being accepted with impunity by the upholders of the law, all this can only lead us ever increasingly into a pit of despair.
The Forum, therefore, called on Nigerians to organize, mobilize and work towards building an inclusive and productive country in 2018, while applying all democratic and peaceful means, saying it was a year to battle for the soul of the country by forces of Federalism against upholders of a suffocating Unitary system.