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
The 1969 decision upheld the right of Mary Beth Tinker to wear an armband to school signaling her protest of the Vietnam War.
On Tuesday, a panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judge's ruling.
Michigan's appeals court upheld Hathaway's decision.
But in an interview Wednesday, Bry said she is heartened by a California appellate court decision in January that effectively upheld a ban on short-term rentals in the city of Hermosa Beach.
City council members unanimously upheld the unfoavorable recommendation after the developers failed to present any new evidence that would warrant overturning the BZA's recommendation.
The council, however, opted to uphold the appeal, sending the developer to start the application process from scratch.
But Margie's upheld its legacy on two recent visits for its old standby dishes: pizza and lasagna.
But West upholds the best way to improve your health is to eat a varied diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and associated oils, whole grains, and probiotics, and a modest amount of poultry and fish.
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First Known Use of uphold
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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