To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain. (verb)
To support by approval or encouragement. (verb)
Examples of word uphold
Willingly abusing power to break the fundamental laws of the Constitution, a document that our elected officials are SWORN to uphold, is treason.
This latest incident in Afghanistan shows just how far the country has to go in resolving their attitudes toward women and free speech, and the democracy we struggle to uphold from the Taliban is scarcely any better at all.
WIth the departure of Darth Cheney, America will again uphold the rule of law at home and not the petty rule of an oligarch-tyrant who believed â€œlâ€™etat câ€™est moiâ€ was the policy for both 300 million Americans as well as untold countless illegally-detained and - tortured overseas in his gulags. â€”
However, when I became Circleman of Varagog, like my father before me, I gave my word to uphold the will of the Inner Circle.
Noa - how can you "uphold" your claim when it is transparently false?