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Verb: uphold (upheld)  úp'hówld
  1. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    "uphold the family tradition";
    - continue, carry on, bear on, preserve
     
  2. Stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
     
  3. Support against an opponent
    "The appellate court upheld the verdict";
    - maintain

Derived forms: upholding, upheld, upholds

Type of: confirm, defend, fend for, hold, keep, maintain, reassert, support