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English definition of “uphold”


verb [T]  /ˈʌpˈhoʊld/ (past tense and past participle upheld  /ʌpˈheld/) us  
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.
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