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upheld, past tense; upheld, past participle; upholding, present participle; upholds, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Confirm or support (something that has been questioned)
    • - the court upheld his claim for damages
  2. Maintain (a custom or practice)
    • - many furniture makers uphold the tradition of fine design

  1. continue: 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"
  2. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
  3. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
  4. To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate; To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain; To support by approval or encouragement
  5. When an appellate court agrees with the lower court decision and allows it to stand. (See also affirmation.)