English - Vietnamese Dictionary
uphold / p'hould/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- nâng lên; ngước (mắt...) lên; giưng cao
- ủng hộ, tán thành
- I cannot uphold such conduct: tôi không thể tán thành cách cư xử như thế
- giữ, giữ gìn, duy trì; giữ vững tinh thần
- to uphold a tradition: giữ gìn truyền thống
- to uphold someone: giữ vững tinh thần ai
- xác nhận
- to uphold the jury's decision: xác nhận quyết định của hội đồng
+keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
+stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
+support against an opponent
Advanced English Dictionary
support, maintain, sustain, preserve, hold up, defend, protect, advocate, promote, espouse, embrace, endorse, back, champion, stand by:
All demagogues claim to uphold democratic principles.
1 to support sth that you think is right, fair, etc. and make sure that it continues to exist: We have a duty to uphold the law. + The regime has been criticized for failing to uphold human rights.
2 (especially of a court of law) to agree that a previous decision was correct or that a request is reasonable: to uphold a conviction / an appeal / a complaint + The Press Council refused to uphold the complaint.
upholder noun: an upholder of traditional values
firmly, resolutely, 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
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