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English definition of “uphold”

uphold

verb [T]    /ˈʌpˈhoʊld/ (past tense and past participle upheld  /ʌpˈheld/)
to defend or maintain a principle or law , or to state that a decision that has already been made, esp . a legal one, is correct : The Supreme Court upheld California’s term limit measure .
(Definition of uphold verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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