Definition for upheld (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), up·held, up·hold·ing.
- to upholster.
- to maintain in good condition; take care of.
Origin of uphold
Examples from the Web for upheld
So the sorts of policy changes Obama announced Thursday night would, if challenged in court, be upheld as legal.
The right to be forgotten is a law passed in 2012 that was upheld this year by the European Commission.
That would have involved overturning a 1977 Court decision that upheld automatic deduction of union dues.Only Eight Years of President Hillary Can Take the Supreme Court Away From Conservatives|Michael Tomasky|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prohibitions on selling and purchasing sex toys have been upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals.The Town Where Your Sex Toy Could Land You in Jail|Emily Shire, Lizzie Crocker|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a third time, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of searching a person without probable cause.
The existing disqualifications, indeed, were upheld by little but the purely obstructive sentiment.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
Even the men who had upheld the archway of swords dropped their weapons with a crash and knelt also.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
I see it as a fearful thing, towering, expanding, upheld by the toil and the agony of millions.The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
What though George Godolphin was your husband, you need not have upheld him in his course.The Shadow of Ashlydyat|Mrs. Henry Wood
He was a plain German, upheld by a sense of duty and single-hearted trust in God.Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt|Various
British Dictionary definitions for upheld (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for upheld (2 of 2)
verb -holds, -holding or -held (tr)
Word Origin and History for upheld (1 of 2)
past participle of uphold (q.v.).