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Verb
Present participle for to move from a lower to a higher place or position
“It was the first time a school had taken a stand in the courts to uphold its educational philosophy, Warder said.”
Verb
Present participle for to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
“If novels did not uphold the lifestyle of the republic, they were dismissed as decadent.”
Verb
Present participle for to hold up or serve as a foundation for
Noun
Support for an idea or cause
Noun
The action of endorsing someone or something
Noun
The action of preserving something
Adjective
Marked or characterized by respect
Adjective
Showing respect or reverence
Adjective
Relating to veneration
Noun
The careful maintaining and protection of something valuable especially in its natural or original state
Noun
The action of asserting something
Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
Noun
A husband's or wife's provision for their spouse after separation or divorce
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