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Definition of Upheld

Babylon English

support, sustain; endorse, champion
Upheld Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

imp. & p. p. of Uphold.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\up*held"\ (?), imp. & p. p. of uphold.

WordNet 2.0

1. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
(synonym) continue, carry on, bear on, preserve
(hypernym) keep, maintain, hold
(hyponym) resume, restart
(verb-group) continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep
(derivation) upholder, maintainer, sustainer
2. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
(hypernym) defend, support, fend for
3. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
(synonym) maintain
(hypernym) confirm, reassert
(hyponym) justify, vindicate
(derivation) upholder, maintainer, sustainer