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Verb
Present 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.”
Verb
Present 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.”
Verb
Present 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.”
Verb
Present 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.”
Noun
Support for an idea or cause
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Noun
The process of preserving a condition or situation or the state of being preserved
Adjective
Showing respect or reverence
Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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