Definition of uphold
1a : to give support tob : to support against an opponent
2a : to keep elevatedb : 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.
Recent Examples of uphold from the Web
A federal appeals court will hold a hearing on May 15 in Seattle on whether to uphold a nationwide injunction against President Trump's revised ban on travel from six predominantly Muslim nations.
The Ninth Circuit District Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which upheld a restraining order on the original travel ban last month.
But the board appealed, and the state Supreme Court upheld the ban.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Washington celebrate a Supreme Court decision upholding the law.
Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said the Antiquities Act that allows a president to create monuments does not give a president authority to undo a designation, a rule the courts have upheld.
If the ruling is upheld, lawmakers would have a chance to pressure Mrs. May to soften her terms in breakup negotiations with the EU.
The de facto moratorium lasted four years before a more conservative Court upheld new capital statutes in Gregg v. Georgia.
White House officials insisted on Wednesday that the rule would eventually be upheld, and that given the timetable for litigation and for meeting the target, the United States could still achieve its Paris commitment.
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Synonym Discussion of uphold
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
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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