uphold


uphold

verb

Definition of UPHOLD

1
to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections <determined to uphold her views in the face of all challenges>
2
to hold up or serve as a foundation for <an entablature upheld by a series of gracefully slender columns>
Related Words steady, truss, underlie
3
to move from a lower to a higher place or position <worshippers upheld their joined hands and sang the praises of the Lord>
Related Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Antonyms drop, lower

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