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upholding

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  • verbmaintain, support
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Synonyms for upholding

verb maintain, support
  • advocate
  • confirm
  • defend
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • hold to
  • justify
  • promote
  • side with
  • stand by
  • vindicate
  • aid
  • assist
  • back
  • bolster
  • boost
  • brace
  • buttress
  • carry
  • champion
  • countenance
  • elevate
  • help
  • hoist
  • prop
  • raise
  • rear
  • second
  • sustain
  • uplift
  • upraise
  • back up
  • buoy up
  • hold up one's end
  • pick up
  • shore up
  • stick by
  • stick up for
  • take up
  • upbear
  • uprear

Antonyms for upholding

  • attack
  • deny
  • oppose
  • protest
  • abandon
  • block
  • decrease
  • depress
  • destroy
  • discourage
  • drop
  • fall
  • halt
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • lessen
  • lower
  • neglect
  • obstruct
  • prevent
  • stop
  • undermine
  • weaken
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to upholding

advocacy

noun. support for an idea or cause

comforting

adjective. cheering

preservation

noun. maintenance, protection
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.