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verb [transitive] uphold pronunciation in British English /ʌpˈhəʊld/
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he/she/itupholds
present participleupholding
past tenseupheld
past participleupheld
  1. 1
    if a court of law upholds something such as a claim, it says that it is correct

    The Home Secretary’s decision was upheld by the House of Lords.

  2. 2
    formal to show that you support something such as an idea by what you say or do

    They were fighting to uphold the rights of small nations.

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