[ UK /ʌphˈə‍ʊld/ ]
[ US /əpˈhoʊɫd/ ]
  1. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    Carry on the old traditions
    continue the family tradition
    preserve the peace in the family
  2. support against an opponent
    The appellate court upheld the verdict
  3. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
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How To Use uphold In A Sentence

  • The ICR would have the authority to annul laws or dismiss public officials to uphold the Kosovo settlement.
  • On the evening of 24 May 1941, British lieutenant commander Malcolm Wanklyn, in command of the submarine Upholder, sighted an enemy troop convoy strongly escorted by destroyers off Sicily.
  • This requires that the public and lawmakers have confidence that those entrusted to uphold the law will comply with it themselves, both on and off duty. Times, Sunday Times
  • In response to a recommendation of the Calcutt Committee made in 1990, the press set up in 1991 the Commission and it was charged with upholding and enforcing the code, which was framed by the newspaper and the periodical industry.
  • Each group maintained a dignified silence as the marchers passed on their pilgrimage to uphold Republican martyrology.
  • As you may be aware I am the Speaker of the House of Commons and it is incumbent upon me to honour and uphold the noble traditions of the House.
  • It helps keep the village running smoothly and upholds the village's customs.
  • McCrimmon followed, keeping, as became an upholder of the dignity of Western civilization, several ostentatious paces to the rear. THE LONELY SEA
  • Those scientific minds brave enough to point out these obvious flaws get fired, while the insane, lazy, and stupid continue to uphold a broken system that clearly doesn't work, punishes innocent citizens, overcrowds prisons, and generally increases suffering. Allison Kilkenny: Government Adviser Fired For Saying Alcohol Is More Dangerous Than Drugs
  • By upholding the principle "to each according to his work" and by recognizing material interests we intend to increase the material well-being of the entire people.
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