upholdverb [ T ]uk /ʌpˈhəʊld/ us /ʌpˈhoʊld/ upheld, upheld
- The government has promised to uphold the principles of democracy.
- We will endeavour to uphold the high educational standards which have become associated with this institution.
- The freedom of the press must be upheld.
- A committed socialist, he upheld the rights of the voiceless and the underprivileged.
- The court is said to be upholding its decision.
noun [ C ] uk /ʌpˈhəʊl.dər/ us /ʌpˈhoʊl.dɚ/