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Meaning & Definition of Uphold in English

English

Uphold

/əphoʊld/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • continue
  • ,
  • uphold
  • ,
  • carry on
  • ,
  • bear on
  • ,
  • preserve

2. Stand up for

  • Stick up for
  • Of causes, principles, or ideals
    synonym:
  • uphold

3. Support against an opponent

  • "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
    synonym:
  • uphold
  • ,
  • maintain