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
An article on Thursday about a ruling by a federal appeals panel to uphold the insider trading conviction of Mathew Martoma referred incorrectly to an insider trading case involving Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson, which was ultimately thrown out.
Paralleling Stimpson's own pledge to work for post-election unity, Richardson vowed to uphold his motto for everyone in District 1.
Sempra is comfortable upholding those commitments, which won over some stakeholders and the staff at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the people said.
The council will also consider a resolution to uphold the Planning Commission’s decision to allow permits for K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing to operate a restaurant and serve beer and wine at 6212 Corte Del Abeto.
In short, his message is that society must uphold core human values and support freedom of expression.
A federal court last month upheld the use of the sedative midazolam, which has been problematic in several executions, including Ohio's in 2014 and others in Arkansas and Arizona.
The United Arab Emirates continues to uphold international law while confronting such incitement.
Despite Fairooz's request that the judge overturn the jury's conviction, the Department of Justice is asking they uphold it.
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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
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
- Judges swear to uphold the Constitution.
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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