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Definition of Uphold

Uphold

  1. To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.
  2. To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
  3. To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing.

Uphold Quotations

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
Thomas More

I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Robin Hayes

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.
Barbara Jordan

The Millennium Development Goals were a pledge to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity, and free the world from extreme poverty. The MDGs, with eight goals and a set of measurable time-bound targets, established a blueprint for tackling the most pressing development challenges of our time.
Ban Ki-moon
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Uphold Translations

uphold in French is stopper
uphold in German is halten, aufrechterhalten
uphold in Italian is durare
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