HyperDic: uphold

English > 3 senses of the word uphold:
VERBstativeuphold, continue, carry on, bear on, preservekeep or maintain in unaltered condition
communicationupholdstand up for
communicationuphold, maintainsupport against an opponent
uphold > pronunciation
Soundsahphhow'ld
Rhymesbehold ... wold: 49 rhymes with owld...
English > uphold: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningKeep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last / last.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscontinue, carry on, bear on, preserve
Narrowermummifypreserve while making lifeless
perpetuateCause to continue or prevail
persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold onBe persistent, refuse to stop
prolong, sustain, keep uplengthen or extend in duration or space
resume, restart, re-starttake up or begin anew
Broaderkeep, maintain, holdKeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Oppositediscontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
Similar tocontinue, go on, proceed, go along, keepContinue a certain state, condition, or activity
proceed, go forward, continueMove ahead
Spanishcontinuar, mantener, persistir, preservar, seguir, sustentar
Catalancontinuar, persistir, seguir
Nounsupholdersomeone who upholds or maintains
English > uphold: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningstand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles / principles, or ideals.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
Spanishluchar por, mantener, sostener
English > uphold: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningsupport against an opponent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymmaintain
Narrowerjustify, vindicateshow to be right by providing justification or proof
Broaderconfirm, reassertstrengthen or make more firm
Spanishmantener
Nounsupholdersomeone who upholds or maintains

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