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uphold
American English: /ˌəpˈhoʊld/
British English: /ʌpˈhəʊld/

Translation of uphold in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense & past participle upheld

  • 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.
  • 2 (Law)
    (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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