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Past participle for to sustain or support (something which has been questioned)
“In 1993, the federal Justice Department asked the high court to uphold the fines.”
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Past participle for 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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Past participle for 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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Past participle for 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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