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uphold

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈhəʊld/

Translation of uphold in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado upheld)

  • 1.1 (preserve) [tradition/custom] conservar; [faith/principle] mantener* he swore to uphold the Constitution juró respetar y defender la constitución
    Example sentences
    • As a teacher, he was conservative and upheld the traditional techniques of teaching.
    • We shall continue to uphold the noble tradition upon which our church has been built.
    • It helps keep the village running smoothly and upholds the village's customs.
    1.2 [Law/Derecho] [decision/verdict] confirmar the sentence was upheld on appeal la sentencia fue confirmada en la apelación
    Example sentences
    • The courts eventually upheld her claim to the property, but only because she had no son to inherit it.
    • The release of the film could be halted if a plagiarism claim is upheld by a High Court judge next week.
    • A recent Court of Appeal decision upheld an insurer's right to refuse a claim for theft because keys had been left in a car.

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