What are some alternative words for uphold?

Synonyms for uphold
ʌpˈhoʊld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    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. uphold(verb)

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

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

  3. uphold, maintain(verb)

    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uphold

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, elevate, raise, countenance, advocate, sanction, encourage, defend, maintain, vindicate, stand by

    Antonyms:
    subvert, drop, discard, betray, discountenance, oppose, discourage, attack, repudiate, abandon, abjure, renounce

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uphold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, hold up, bear up

  2. uphold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    maintain, defend, vindicate, justify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uphold(v)

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, vindicate, defend

How to pronounce uphold?

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How to use uphold in a sentence?

  1. Lee Sang-hoon:

    We failed, at times, to meet society's expectations. We even disappointed people and caused concern because we did not strictly uphold the law and ethical standards.

  2. Kim Davis:

    My Kentucky constitution that I took the oath to uphold in January stated that marriage is between one man and one woman. And that is the constitution that I have vowed to uphold, this is a much bigger battle than one small county or two small counties that are standing up for what they believe in.

  3. Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    If we cannot uphold this, that will spell trouble for ourselves, for Austria and Germany, therefore, we must uphold it.

  4. Sarah Leah Whitson:

    The success of Israel's agricultural industry depends to a large extent on the labor of Thai migrant workers, but Israel is doing far too little to uphold their rights and protect them from exploitation.

  5. Alexandria Carr:

    This judgment has the potential to be political dynamite as it is possible that the European Court will uphold the right of the ECB to adopt a policy that prefers the euro zone to countries like the UK that do not use the euro, the Court will be well aware of the political ramifications of this case, particularly given the UK concerns about recent developments in financial services regulation and the threat of Brexit.


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