Definition of uphold:
remain, keep up, conserve, touch, champion, advocate, countenance, pick up, promote, sanction, buoy, carry on, wield, stay, uprear, stand by, confirm, assert, raise, refer, stay on, go on, heave, observe, endorse, pertain, hoist, relate, incite, proceed, take up, carry, stand behind, recommend, impact, keep on, plump for, affect, act up, go forward, encourage, maintain, uplift, rear, extend, embolden, boost, hold, bear on, retain, rise, bear upon, back up, instigate, elevate, deal, have-to doe with, persist in, brace, conduct, bear, preserve, keep, asseverate, come to, upraise, side with, get behind, touch on, lift, concern, continue, exert, push, go along.
- assist (part of speech: verb)
- support (part of speech: verb)
- defend (part of speech: verb)
- "Shadow Mountain", Dane Coolidge.
But, she uttered no sound; and so strong was the voice within her, representing that it was she of all the world who must uphold him in his misery and not augment it, that it quickly raised her, even from that shock.- "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.