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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 ?
"An institution upholding honor, the source of emulation, is one similar to the Legion d'honneur of the great Emperor Napoleon, not harmful but helpful to the success of the service, but not a class or court privilege."
"With such a centre, already known and organised, we can easily see that each fresh wave of invasion--the Angles, the Saxons, the Danes, and the Normans--found it a desirable possession and so ensured its upholding. In the earlier centuries it was merely a vantage ground.
Alexey Alexandrovitch, with a following of those who saw the danger of so revolutionary an attitude to official documents, persisted in upholding the statements obtained by the revising commission.
Would not each of them be exposed to the same casualties; and when these happened, be obliged to have recourse to the same expedients for upholding its authority which are objected to in a government for all the States?
On February 28, while upholding the notice issued by the government, Justice Vibhu Bakru had said, "You have not done anything to naturalise your citizenship for India.
The court ruled on Wednesday that the court of appeal did not err in upholding his election.
In upholding the sentence meted out by the Sessions Court, Ahmad Nasfy dismissed an appeal by the prosecution for Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli to be sentenced to imprisonment.
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's decision upholding the legality of the zero-emissions credit program contained in New York's Clean Energy Standard: "We are pleased that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed dismissal of the complaint against New York's Zero Emissions Credit program, which will allow the program to continue supporting the zero-carbon, resilient and affordable electricity that nuclear power provides to the state's residents." The decision marks the second time this month the courts have upheld state ZEC programs.
Upholding a lower court's verdict, the Fujairah Court of Appeal on Wednesday sentenced an Emirati man to death for killing a compatriot with a sword following a family dispute.
Pronouncing the judgement, Justice Chauhan said: "The governor has to act in consultation with chief justice of high court which has been done in this case." The court was hearing a petition by the Gujarat government challenging a state high court verdict upholding Justice Mehta's appointment.
Mirs sacrifices and struggle for the restoration of democracy, for upholding the supremacy of the parliament, for strengthening democratic institutions and for upholding the cause of press freedom.