uphold


uphold
up·hold vt -held, -hold·ing: to judge valid: let stand
uphold an award; specif: to hold constitutional
uphold the practice of having religious invocations and benedictions at high school graduation ceremoniesSands v. Morongo Unified Sch. Dist., 809 P.2d 809 (1991)(dissent)
uphold a statute

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

uphold
I verb accept, acknowledge, advocate, affirm, agree with, aid, approve, assert, assist, authenticate, back, back up, bear up, bolster, brace, buttress, carry, champion, confirm, corroborate, countenance, decide in favor of, defend, elevate, encourage, endorse, espouse, favor, guard, help, hold up, justify, keep, maintain, perpetuate, preserve, prop, protect, raise, sanction, second, speak for, stand by, stand up for, stay, substantiate, support, sustain, sustentare, sustinere, upraise, vindicate, warrant associated concepts: uphold a decision, uphold the law II index adhere (maintain loyalty), advocate, aid, approve, bear (support), bolster, certify (approve), concur (agree), confirm, continue (prolong), corroborate, defend, demonstrate (establish), document, espouse, establish (show), indorse, justify, maintain (sustain), pass (approve), preserve, promote (organize), prove, reassure, recommend, sanction, side, sponsor, subsidize, substantiate, support (assist), sustain (confirm), sustain (prolong), underwrite, vouch, witness (attest to)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Uphold — Up*hold , v. t. 1. To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate. [1913 Webster] The mournful train with groans, and hands upheld. Besought his pity. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uphold — UK US /ʌpˈhəʊld/ verb [T] (upheld, upheld) LAW ► to state that a decision which has already been made, especially a legal one, is correct: uphold a decision/ruling/appeal »The court is said to be upholding its decision. ► to keep or defend a… …   Financial and business terms

  • uphold — early 13c., support, sustain, from UP (Cf. up) + HOLD (Cf. hold) (v.). Cf. O.Fris. upholda, M.Du. ophouden, Ger. aufhalten …   Etymology dictionary

  • uphold — *support, advocate, back, champion Analogous words: *help, aid, assist: defend, vindicate, justify, *maintain: sanction, *approve, endorse Antonyms: contravene: subvert …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uphold — [v] maintain, support advocate, aid, assist, back, back up, bolster, boost, brace, buoy up, buttress, carry, champion, confirm, countenance, defend, elevate, encourage, endorse, help, hoist, hold to, hold up one’s end*, justify, pick up, promote …   New thesaurus

  • uphold — ► VERB (past and past part. upheld) 1) confirm or support. 2) maintain (a custom or practice). DERIVATIVES upholder noun …   English terms dictionary

  • uphold — [up hōld′] vt. upheld, upholding 1. to hold up; raise 2. to keep from falling; support 3. to give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to 4. to decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain SYN. SUPPORT upholder n …   English World dictionary

  • uphold — 01. The original conviction for attempted murder was [upheld] in an unsuccessful appeal. 02. In June of 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court [upheld] a decision that would apply the military draft to men only. 03. A 1968 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • uphold — verb ADVERB ▪ consistently, firmly, rigorously, vigorously ▪ unanimously ▪ Three judges unanimously upheld the sentence. VERB + UPHOLD …   Collocations dictionary

  • uphold — [[t]ʌpho͟ʊld[/t]] upholds, upholding, upheld 1) VERB If you uphold something such as a law, a principle, or a decision, you support and maintain it. [V n] Our policy has been to uphold the law... [V n] It is the responsibility of every government …   English dictionary