Simple Definition of uphold
: to support or defend (something, such as a law)
: to judge (a legal decision) to be correct : to decide not to change (a verdict)
Full Definition of uphold
1 a : to give support to b : to support against an opponent
2 a : to keep elevated b : to lift up
Examples of uphold in a sentence
He took an oath to uphold the Constitution.
They have a responsibility to uphold the law.
The Court of Appeals upheld his conviction.
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Synonym Discussion of uphold
Rhymes with uphold
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UPHOLD Defined for Kids
Definition of uphold for Students
1 : to give support to <Judges swear to uphold the Constitution.>
2 : to lift up
Legal Definition of uphold
: to judge valid : let stand <uphold an award>; specifically : to hold constitutional <uphold the practice of having religious invocations and benedictions at high school graduation ceremonies — Sands v. Morongo Unified Sch. Dist., 809 P.2d 809 (1991)(dissent)> <uphold a statute>
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