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 uphold uphold

verb

  • ( ) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last  ( bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold )
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
     preserve the peace in the family
    preserve the peace in the family
     continue the family tradition
    continue the family tradition
     Carry on the old traditions
    Carry on the old traditions
  • ( ) stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals  ( uphold )
    stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
  • ( ) support against an opponent  ( maintain, uphold )
    support against an opponent
     The appellate court upheld the verdict
    The appellate court upheld the verdict


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