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
Since the backlash from separating families, judges have weighed in on the issue, Trump signed an executive order, a travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries was upheld in the Supreme Court, and lawmakers failed to pass a bill on immigration.
Fourteen decisions were changed, and three were upheld.
Sotomayor compared Trump's policy to the internment of Japanese Americans that was upheld by the Supreme Court during World War II, an assertion that drew a scold from Roberts, but which resonated with Carson and Ellison.
The Trump administration said the lower court decisions should be upheld.
If the initial election results are upheld, Mr Sadr’s coalition would have 141 of the 165 seats needed to form a government.
Umpires reviewed the play but it was upheld, and Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was ejected from the game.
Conventional wisdom says the travel ban will be upheld, five votes to four.
The play was reviewed by the umpires and the call was upheld.
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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
UPHOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uphold for English Language Learners
: to support or defend (something, such as a law)
: to judge (a legal decision) to be correct : to decide not to change (a verdict)
UPHOLD Defined for Kids
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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