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Meaning of UPHOLD

Pronunciation:  up'howld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
  2. [v]  support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
  3. [v]  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"

UPHOLD is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: bear on, carry on, continue, maintain, preserve
 Antonyms: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
 See Also: confirm, defend, fend for, hang in, hang on, hold, hold on, justify, keep up, maintain, mummify, perpetuate, persevere, persist, prolong, reassert, restart, resume, support, sustain, vindicate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Up*hold"\, v. t.
1. To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.

         The mournful train with groans, and hands upheld.
         Besought his pity.                    --Dryden.

2. To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from
   falling; to maintain.

         Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. --Prov.
                                               xxix 3.

         Faulconbridge, In spite of spite, alone upholds the
         day.                                  --Shak.

3. To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as,
   to uphold a person in wrongdoing.