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Synonyms for uphold

to move (something) to a higher position

to keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty

to sustain the weight of

to aid the cause of by approving or favoring

Synonyms for uphold

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Were it not for this constableship which the Earl of Salisbury hath bestowed upon us we could scarce uphold the state which is fitting to our degree.
It goes to my heart that you should ride forth now a mere knight bachelor, when there is no noble in the land who hath so good a claim to the square pennon, save only that you have not the money to uphold it.
Jonson's purpose, however, was never unworthy; rather, it was distinctly to uphold morality.
Now to say that the honour I here mean, and which was, I thought, all the honour I could be supposed to mean, will uphold, much less dictate an untruth, is to assert an absurdity too shocking to be conceived.
It has become a--hum--not infrequent custom for my--ha-- personal admirers--personal admirers solely--to be pleased to express their desire to acknowledge my semi-official position here, by offering--ha--little tributes, which usually take the form of-- ha--voluntary recognitions of my humble endeavours to--hum--to uphold a Tone here--a Tone--I beg it to be understood that I do not consider myself compromised.
For she says, for all she's been so set again' having one extry in the house, and making extry spoons and things, and putting her about in her ways, you shall have a shelter in her house, if you'll go to her dutiful, and she'll uphold you against folks as say harm of you when they've no call.
These plants are self-propagated, and the principle of their existence is in the water, which upholds and nourishes them.
Response: There is insufficient evidence to uphold this concern.
uphold SERIOUS allegations made by Labour MP Ann Clwyd about the hospital care given to her husband Owen Roberts before his death - including that he died "like a battery hen" - have been rejected following an independent investigation.
Dame Anne Owers, chair of the IPCC, said: "It is of concern that not only has there been an increase in the number of appeals to the IPCC from those dissatisfied with the way their complaint was handled, there has also been a considerable increase in the proportion of appeals that we uphold.
Dame Anne Owers, chair of the IPCC, said: "It is of concern that, not only has there been an increase in the number of appeals to the IPCC from those dissatisfied with the way their complaint was handled, but there has also been a considerable increase in the proportion of appeals that we uphold.
Waris Mir (1938-1987), an eminent journalist, intellectual, writer and academician, who is accredited for his courageous struggle to uphold the cause of democracy against all odds.
I am disappointed that it takes a court case to uphold a common sense provision central to state-based alcohol regulation," added Purser.
Neither did it uphold complaints about the four other most complained-about adverts of 2005.
Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution.