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 upholder
He desired England to be everywhere the protector of the oppressed and the upholder of “true religion.”
Crushed by the weight of the upholder of the universe, the son of Ugrasena (Kamsa), the king, gave up the ghost.Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams
He is the rock of defence for human nature; an upholder and preserver, carrying everywhere with him relationship and love.English Critical Essays|Various
If you but bite your thumb at an upholder of your opposing house you have work cut out for your steel.Strictly Business|O. Henry
But God is the upholder of us all by His mighty power, and preserves us from the wrath of the wicked that would swallow us up.George Fox|George Fox