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Synonyms for uphold
ʌpˈhoʊldup·hold

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uphold

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    Synonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    touch, stay on, retain, conserve, act up, pertain, come to, remain, continue, concern, impact, persist in, go forward, refer, extend, deal, keep, proceed, keep up, go along, affect, go on, save, relate, touch on, preserve, push, bear on, stay, conduct, bear upon, keep on, cover, have-to doe with, maintain, carry on

  2. upholdverb

    stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

    Synonyms:
    bear on, continue, preserve, maintain, carry on

  3. uphold, maintainverb

    support against an opponent

    "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, carry on, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, sustain, defend, assert, bear on, maintain, keep up, exert, preserve, continue

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  1. upholdverb

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, hold up, bear up

  2. upholdverb

    Synonyms:
    maintain, defend, vindicate, justify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. upholdverb

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, vindicate, defend

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How to use uphold in a sentence?

  1. Arizona AG Brnovich:

    Our office has stepped in several times over the last year to defend state and federal laws and rules when the named parties refused to, i am proud to lead this coalition of 23 attorneys general who will uphold the rule of law regardless of political pressure.

  2. Josh Hawley:

    There seems to be a majority of justices who are ready to uphold Mississippi’s law, i think that in of itself is quite significant.

  3. Ted Hickman:

    I didn’t give up my First Amendment right when I became an elected official, to the contrary, I swore like the rest of the council to uphold the Constitution, which includes the First Amendment.

  4. Cathy Feingold:

    As a major sponsor, we urge you to demand an independent FIFA Reform Commission to restore transparency and integrity to international football, and ensure that major sporting events uphold the highest possible human rights standards.

  5. Michael Zeldin:

    Whitaker's view of nullification is strictly political. That is, he would like it, politically, if States could disobey (nullify) federal law. As a legal matter, however, nullification finds no support in Constitutional law, indeed, Whitaker himself acknowledges this ... As acting Attorney General, I presume he will uphold federal legal principals.


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