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To sustain or support (something which has been questioned)
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“In 1993, the federal Justice Department asked the high court to uphold the fines.”
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To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“By contrast, the pseudosciences uphold their beliefs in an absolute manner as unquestionably true.”
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To physically hold up or serve as a foundation for
“Brunelleschi realized that if the dome was composed of horizontal layers, then there would not be a need for a central timber to uphold the large structure.”
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To elevate to a higher place or position
“All these great men in time found responsive souls to uphold their hands and receive the rich reward that was their recompense.”
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To give formal consent to
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To act in accordance to the terms of
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To make an assertion without proof
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
hast (archaic)
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To fix or settle at a given amount, level or degree
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To encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
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To take responsibility for
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To enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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To convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another
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Purify
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