What is another word for upholds?

Pronunciation: [ʌphˈə͡ʊldz] (IPA)

When it comes to synonyms for the word "upholds," there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of the most common synonyms include support, sustain, maintain, endorse, fortify, bolster, defend, validate, and champion. Each of these words carries a similar meaning to "upholds" and can be used interchangeably in most contexts. For example, if we say that someone upholds a particular policy, we could also say that they support, sustain, or maintain it. Similarly, if we say that someone upholds a certain principle, we could also say that they endorse, validate, or champion it. All of these words convey the idea of standing behind or promoting something.

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Usage examples for Upholds

Johnson is the acknowledged dictator, and Johnson, the 'last of the Tories,' upholds the artistic canons of Dryden and Pope, though no successor arises to produce new works at all comparable with theirs.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"
Leslie Stephen
It should be pointed out as the skeleton of the mixture which upholds the entire structure and on which the other ingredients depend.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management"
Ministry of Education
More serious work is shown in Custom and Myth, '84, and Myth, Ritual and Religion, '87. A disciple of E. B. Tylor, Mr. Lang successfully upholds the evolutionary view of mythology.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations"
Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

Famous quotes with Upholds

  • It has been said that a nation reveals its character by the values it upholds.
    Kay Granger
  • Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
    Virginia Woolf
  • Rid yourself of secular prejudice. For instance, those with the 'Women's Liberation' mentality believe that the biblical husband-wife relationship is one of a master and a well-trained dog. They couldn't be further from the truth. The Bible does not speak of women as the 'weaker vessel,' which is true physically. However, the biblical order is: as a strong thorny stem upholds the tender, easily bruised, sweet-smelling rose, so should the husband uphold, love, and respect his wife.
    Ray Comfort
  • Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
    Virginia Woolf
  • What I see in the amendment is not an assertion of great principles, which no man honours more than myself. What is at the bottom of it is rather that principle of peace at any price which a certain party in this country upholds. It is that dangerous dogma which I believe animates the ranks before me at this moment, although many of them may be unconscious of it. That deleterious doctrine haunts the people of this country in every form. Sometimes it is a committee; sometimes it is a letter; sometimes it is an amendment to the Address; sometimes it is a proposition to stop the supplies. That doctrine has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat this century. It has occasioned more wars than the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties of nations and the welfare of the world. It has dimmed occasionally for a moment even the majesty of England. And, my lords, to-night you have an opportunity, which I trust you will not lose, of branding these opinions, these deleterious dogmas, with the reprobation of the Peers of England.
    Benjamin Disraeli

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