Synonyms of uphold in English:



  • 1 the court upheld his claim for damages
    confirm, endorse, sustain, validate, ratify, verify, vindicate, justify, approve; support, give one's support to, be supportive of, back, back up, give one's backing to, stand by, champion, defend, come to the defence of, stick up for
    [Antonyms] overturn oppose
  • 2 they've a tradition to uphold
    maintain, sustain, continue, preserve, protect, keep, hold to, keep alive, keep going, strengthen, nurture
    [Antonyms] abandon
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