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.
Recent Examples of uphold from the Web
In two long-running court cases, federal courts have upheld that standard for Everglades water quality.
The Chiefs lost to the Raiders 31-30 on the last play of the game, or last plays of the game, a bonkers finish that included a nullified touchdown, two extra downs with no time on the clock, the final touchdown upheld on review.
Robinson filed his race-discrimination suit against the city last year after an arbitrator upheld the city's decision to fire him.
Mr Trump was upholding a decision by the country’s Committee on Foreign Investment to block the $1.3 billion deal.
This is in spite of members of Trump's cabinet and European signatories to the deal, including Germany, France and the U.K., having implored Trump to uphold it.
The city appealed the ruling, but the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the verdict on Thursday.
Wills lost its hospital status in October when a federal appeals board upheld a decision that Wills served too few inpatients in a four-bed unit at its facility at Ninth and Walnut Streets to qualify as a hospital.
In June, the department reversed course and asked a federal appeals court to uphold the judge's decision.
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First Known Use of uphold
Synonymsdefend, justify, support, maintain
Related Wordsadvocate, champion, espouse; confirm, vindicate, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, insist, plead, proclaim, profess, protest, state; argue, debate, discuss; emphasize, stress, underline, underscore
Near Antonymsabandon, abjure, forsake, recant, retract, take back, withdraw; reverse, switch; controvert, disprove, rebut, refute
Synonym Discussion of uphold
- supports waterfront development
- upheld the legitimacy of the military action
- advocated prison reform
- refusing to back the call for sanctions
- championed the rights of children
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legal Definition of uphold
- uphold an award
- 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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