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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

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

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How to use uphold in a sentence?

  1. Barry Loudermilk:

    A lot of our colleagues felt this was an oath-of-office vote to uphold the Constitution.

  2. Jay Nixon:

    Today's bipartisan action by the legislature to uphold my veto of this divisive, anti-worker bill is a victory for workers, families and businesses here in Missouri and across the country.

  3. Austin Nimocks:

    We are hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the freedom of the people to affirm marriage.

  4. Town Manager John Curran:

    His job is to uphold laws not break them, he has no respect for the governmental process.

  5. 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.

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