uphold


uphold
verb
ADVERB
consistently, firmly, rigorously, vigorously
unanimously

Three judges unanimously upheld the sentence.

VERB + UPHOLD
have a duty to
be determined to

We are determined to uphold the law.

seek to
promise to
vote to

The IWC voted to uphold the ban on commercial whaling.

fail to
Uphold is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑court, ↑judge, ↑tribunal
Uphold is used with these nouns as the object: ↑acquittal, ↑appeal, ↑ban, ↑claim, ↑constitution, ↑conviction, ↑decision, ↑dismissal, ↑doctrine, ↑faith, ↑finding, ↑honour, ↑ideal, ↑injunction, ↑law, ↑legality, ↑oath, ↑principle, ↑reputation, ↑right, ↑ruling, ↑sentence, ↑statute, ↑submission, ↑supremacy, ↑tradition, ↑validity, ↑value, ↑verdict

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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