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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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Support for an idea or cause
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The action of preserving the state or security of something (or someone)
The act of defending a position or right
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In a reverent manner, honoring, respectful
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