What does the word uphold mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To hold up; support; encourage.

  • Part of speech: past tense, past participle

  • Upheld.

Usage examples for uphold

  1. The court, here, will uphold it." – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. Show the world that you know how to uphold it. – Cruise and Captures of the Alabama by Albert M. Goodrich
  3. Suppose I don't uphold the deed? – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown