uphold+sustain

  • 1 sustain — sus·tain /sə stān/ vt 1: to support as true, legal, or just 2: to allow or uphold as valid sustain an objection compare overrule 1 sus·tain·able adj Merri …

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  • 2 uphold — up·hold vt held, hold·ing: to judge valid: let stand uphold an award; specif: to hold constitutional uphold the practice of having religious invocations and benedictions at high school graduation ceremonies Sands v. Morongo Unified Sch. Dist.,… …

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  • 3 Sustain — Sus*tain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sustained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sustaining}.] [OE. sustenen, susteinen, OF. sustenir, sostenir, F. soutenir (the French prefix is properly fr. L. subtus below, fr. sub under), L. sustinere; pref. sus (see {Sub }) +… …

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  • 4 Uphold — Up*hold , v. t. 1. To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate. [1913 Webster] The mournful train with groans, and hands upheld. Besought his pity. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.… …

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  • 5 sustain — [sə stān′] vt. [ME susteinen < OFr sustenir < L sustinere < sus (see SUB ), under + tenere, to hold (see THIN)] 1. to keep in existence; keep up; maintain or prolong [to sustain a mood] 2. to provide for the support of; specif., to… …

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  • 6 sustain — [v1] keep up, maintain aid, approve, assist, back, bankroll, bear, befriend, bolster, brace, buoy, buttress, carry, comfort, confirm, continue, convey, defend, endorse, favor, feed, foster, go for, help, keep alive, keep from falling, keep going …

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  • 7 uphold in evidence — index corroborate, establish (show), support (corroborate), sustain (confirm) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Willi …

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  • 8 uphold — early 13c., support, sustain, from UP (Cf. up) + HOLD (Cf. hold) (v.). Cf. O.Fris. upholda, M.Du. ophouden, Ger. aufhalten …

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  • 9 uphold — [v] maintain, support advocate, aid, assist, back, back up, bolster, boost, brace, buoy up, buttress, carry, champion, confirm, countenance, defend, elevate, encourage, endorse, help, hoist, hold to, hold up one’s end*, justify, pick up, promote …

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  • 10 uphold — [up hōld′] vt. upheld, upholding 1. to hold up; raise 2. to keep from falling; support 3. to give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to 4. to decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain SYN. SUPPORT upholder n …

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  • 11 sustain — 1 *support, prop, bolster, buttress, brace Analogous words: *continue, persist, endure, abide: uphold, back (see SUPPORT): *prove, demonstrate Antonyms: subvert 2 *experience, un …

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  • 12 sustain — sustainable, adj. sustainability, n. sustainedly /seuh stay nid lee, staynd /, adv. sustainingly, adv. sustainment, n. /seuh stayn /, v.t. 1. to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure. 2. to bear …

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  • 13 uphold — verb 1) the court upheld his claim for damages Syn: confirm, endorse, sustain, approve, agree to, support; champion, defend Ant: overturn, oppose 2) they ve a tradition to uphold Sy …

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  • 14 uphold — verb 1) the court upheld his claim Syn: confirm, endorse, sustain, approve, support, back (up) 2) they ve a tradition to uphold Syn: maintain, sustain, continue, preserve, protect …

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  • 15 sustain — sus•tain [[t]səˈsteɪn[/t]] v. t. 1) to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of 2) to bear (a burden, charge, etc.) 3) to undergo or suffer (injury, loss, etc.) 4) to endure without giving way or yielding 5) to keep (a person, the …

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  • 16 uphold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. maintain, sustain; champion; advocate, confirm; approve, encourage. See aid, support, demonstration. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To hold up] Syn. brace, buttress, prop; see support 1 . 2. [To maintain]… …

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  • 17 sustain — verb 1) the balcony might not sustain the weight Syn: bear, support, carry, stand, keep up, prop up, shore up, underpin 2) her memories sustained her Syn: comfort, help, assist, enco …

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  • 18 uphold — /ʌpˈhoʊld / (say up hohld) verb (t) (upheld, upholding) 1. to support, sustain, or preserve unimpaired: to uphold the old order. 2. to keep up, or keep from sinking; support. 3. to support or maintain, as by advocacy or agreement: to uphold the… …

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  • 19 sustain — verb 1) her memories sustained her Syn: comfort, help, assist, encourage, support, give strength to, buoy up 2) they were unable to sustain a coalition Syn: continue, carry on, keep up …

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  • 20 sustain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. bear up, support; endure; maintain, prolong, protract; nourish; corroborate, confirm, ratify, substantiate; assist. See aid, agency. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To carry] Syn. bear, support, bear on the …

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