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
But the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Chicago's ban in December 1954.
In October, an appeals court upheld a ruling allowing the former cheerleaders to recover their wages at their regularly hourly rate of $35 an hour.
In 2016, the US Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that blocked key provisions of North Carolina's voter ID law.
In August, a federal appeals court upheld the conviction of the first U.S. trader to face prison time for manipulating futures prices using spoofing tactics.
In its March 30 decision, a state appeals court upheld the lower court ruling.
Meanwhile, in a March 16 decision, the Alaska Supreme Court upheld a lower court court ruling that bars Alaska's naturopaths from prescribing injectable vitamins and minerals.
In 1995, a civil service hearing officer upheld a 10-day suspension for Sgt.
In a 2012 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in Obamacare by saying Congress had the authority to impose a tax on consumers who don't purchase health insurance.
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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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