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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To keep from falling. Also: To support against the attack of others.

Usage examples (34)
  • The teacher will uphold every students' right to state their opinions during the discussion.
  • However, when I became Circleman of Varagog, like my father before me, I gave my word to uphold the will of the Inner Circle.
  • Noa - how can you "uphold" your claim when it is transparently false?
  • It is also not for us to decide the Charlottesville should "uphold" the Constitution either. for more
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