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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Uphold  \Up*hold"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  hold  up  to  lift  on  high;  to  elevate. 
  The  mournful  train  with  groans,  and  hands  upheld. 
  Besought  his  pity.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  keep  erect;  to  support;  to  sustain;  to  keep  from 
  falling;  to  maintain. 
  Honor  shall  uphold  the  humble  in  spirit.  --Prov. 
  xxix  3. 
  Faulconbridge  In  spite  of  spite,  alone  upholds  the 
  day  --Shak. 
  3.  To  aid  by  approval  or  encouragement;  to  countenance;  as 
  to  uphold  a  person  in  wrongdoing. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  keep  or  maintain  in  unaltered  condition;  cause  to  remain  or 
  last  "preserve  the  peace  in  the  family";  "continue  the 
  family  tradition"  [syn:  {continue},  {carry  on},  {bear  on}, 
  {preserve}]  [ant:  {discontinue}] 
  2:  stand  up  for  stick  up  for  of  causes,  principles,  or  ideals 
  3:  support  against  an  opponent;  "The  appellate  court  upheld 
  the  verdict"  [syn:  {maintain}] 

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