uphold: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (up-hōld'), [key]
— -held, -hold•ing.
- to support or defend, as against opposition or criticism: He fought the duel to uphold his family's honor.
- to keep up or keep from sinking; support: Stout columns upheld the building's heavy roof. Her faith upheld her in that time of sadness.
- to lift upward; raise: The pilgrims upheld their eyes and thanked heaven for their safe journey.
- to upholster.
- to maintain in good condition; take care of.
- uphold (Thesaurus)