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Synonyms for upholdʌpˈhoʊld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

    Synonyms:
    touch, stay on, retain, conserve, act up, pertain, come to, remain, continue, concern, impact, persist in, go forward, refer, extend, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, keep up, go along, affect, go on, save, relate, touch on, preserve, push, bear on, stay, conduct, bear upon, keep on, cover, have-to doe with, maintain, carry on

  2. uphold(verb)

    stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

    Synonyms:
    bear on, continue, preserve, maintain, carry on

  3. uphold, maintain(verb)

    support against an opponent

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, carry on, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, sustain, defend, assert, bear on, maintain, keep up, exert, uphold, preserve, continue

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uphold

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    Synonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uphold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, hold up, bear up

  2. uphold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    maintain, defend, vindicate, justify


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