verb (used with object), up·held, up·hold·ing.
- to upholster.
- to maintain in good condition; take care of.
Origin of uphold
Related formsup·hold·er, noun
Examples from the Web for uphold
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
And yet, ultimately, the Supreme Court holds the power to uphold or undo what it has taken him years to accomplish.
Meese, with the tacit acquiescence of other top officials, had laid out a version of events all were expected to uphold.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It also comes with a bit of pressure to uphold that look,” he laughs.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything|Kevin Fallon|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this week she pleaded with ISIS to uphold the verdict of a makeshift Sharia court, which ruled that he was not a spy.
He reassured his people by swearing to uphold the Evangelical Church.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
It is a noble effort to uphold the right, or what he thought to be the right, without fear of contempt or unpopularity.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
He claimed the fair Aim-sa to himself, and was ready to uphold his claim so long as he had life.In the Brooding Wild|Ridgwell Cullum
And you on whom the State depends—you who alone can uphold her liberty—you are the first they will try to destroy!A Modern Mercenary|Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
I think it was sent to show me what it is I am entering on; to uphold me through the darksome valley of the shadow of death.Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood