English version

uphold

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
upholdup‧hold /ʌpˈhəʊld $ -ˈhoʊld/ ●○○ verb (past tense and past participle upheld /-ˈheld/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 OBEYto defend or support a law, system, or principle so that it continues to exist 🔊 a committee that aims to uphold educational standards2 SCTSCLif a court upholds a decision made by another court, it states that the decision was correct opp overrule 🔊 The conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal.upholder noun [countable]
→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
upholdThe rule of unanimity on most decisions was upheld.In a surprisingly lopsided Senate vote in March, the bill was upheld.On serious analysis, very few of these claims are upheld.The court of appeals upheld all except the spousal-consent requirement, a judgment affirmed by the Court.The decision was upheld by the US Supreme Court late last year.A federal court has upheld legislative term limits in Maine.Now, he is an avenger, dedicated to upholding Olympic values.He said the suit will be amended to reflect the ruling upholding Proposition 209.The court's decision upheld state laws prohibiting doctor-assisted suicide.The Lords had initially upheld the interlocutory injunctions although the House subsequently refused to make the injunctions permanent.I uphold the law of this realm - and the law states quite clearly that vagrants are rogues and vagabonds.They want to uphold traditional family values.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
uphold
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyuphold
he, she, itupholds
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyupheld
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave upheld
he, she, ithas upheld
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad upheld
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill uphold
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have upheld
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam upholding
he, she, itis upholding
> View More
you, we, theyare upholding
Past
I, he, she, itwas upholding
you, we, theywere upholding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been upholding
he, she, ithas been upholding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been upholding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be upholding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been upholding
> View Less