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synonyms for upholding

  • 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
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antonyms for upholding

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  • attack
  • deny
  • oppose
  • protest
  • abandon
  • block
  • decrease
  • depress
  • destroy
  • discourage
  • drop
  • fall
  • halt
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • lessen
  • lower
  • neglect
  • obstruct
  • prevent
  • stop
  • undermine
  • weaken
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How to use upholding in a sentence

He was a deputy sitting on the right and upholding the Royalist platform of Divine Right.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
On this explanation the Central Authority (whilst upholding the auditor's decision in point of law) remitted the surcharge.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
I was tired of these windy arguments with Doria, and worn out with the awful irony of upholding our poor Adrian's genius.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Will not this coming Yankee Congress force all the world either to cower before them, or check them by upholding us?
THE FLAG REPLACED ON SUMTERWILLIAM A. SPICER
The wondrous correlation of forces is manifested in the upholding of the balanced darkness.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
"Had my father lived, he would now have been upholding the independence of his native land," said the young man, proudly.
THE PILOTJ. FENIMORE COOPER
But all our churches contain such men, and certainly are upholding Slavery.
THE WAY TO ABOLISH SLAVERYCHARLES STEARNS
The town of Bethany had never heard such doctrines as Robert was upholding.
AROUND OLD BETHANYROBERT LEE BERRY
Yet must he too be of our company, to be witness of the upholding of his word and, if need be, to cast a decisive voice.
KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURSERNEST BRAMAH
Cameron and Ross, still upholding him, through the crowd a man comes pushing his way, hurling men and women right and left.
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UPHOLDING

  • advancement
  • aid
  • assistance
  • backing
  • campaigning for
  • championing
  • defense
  • encouragement
  • justification
  • pleading for
  • promotion
  • promulgation
  • propagation
  • proposal
  • recommendation
  • upholding
  • urging
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.