uphold-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: support, maintain

He upheld the need to be free from dogmatic ideologies and doctrinaire politics.
I felt he upheld the highest standards of conduct.
He upheld a ruling of District Court Judge Frank Johnson Jr. that Montgomery could not segregate its public parks.
He upheld a complaint that the convening process was dilatory.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: uphold.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3