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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
uphold / p'hould/
  • ngoại động từ
    • nâng lên; ngước (mắt...) lên; giưng cao
    • đỡ, chống, chống đỡ
    • 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
Concise Dictionary
+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

Thesaurus 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.
Advanced English Dictionary
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
Collocation Dictionary


firmly, resolutely, vigorously | unanimously
Three judges unanimously upheld the sentence.


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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