Synonyms for upholding

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uhp-hohld
Phonetic Transcription : ʌpˈhoʊld

Top 10 synonyms for upholding Other synonyms for the word upholding

Définition of upholding

Origin :
  • early 13c., "support, sustain," from up + hold (v.). Cf. Old Frisian upholda, Middle Dutch ophouden, German aufhalten. Related: Upheld; upholding.
  • verb maintain, support
Example sentences :
  • And what is this system which we are thus protecting and upholding?
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • But for the upholding of your church and religion, what antiquity can you show?
  • Extract from : « Fox's Book of Martyrs » by John Foxe
  • Upholding the law was the city marshal's business, they said.
  • Extract from : « Trail's End » by George W. Ogden
  • But we must do more than think and feel; we must do our part in supporting them and upholding their hands.
  • Extract from : « 'My Beloved Poilus' » by Anonymous
  • With that knowledge uplifting and upholding them, they drew apart.
  • Extract from : « The Rider of Waroona » by Firth Scott
  • In this divine "upholding" and human "following" there is no contradiction.
  • Extract from : « The Pursuit of God » by A. W. Tozer
  • Your faithfulness and courage in upholding it will be remembered for ever.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest » by Eva Emery Dye
  • The old political parties, while upholding it, claim to be national.
  • Extract from : « American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) » by Various
  • "I was upholding the glory of the Gran' Fleet, Sir," was the unabashed answer.
  • Extract from : « Stories of the Ships » by Lewis R. Freeman
  • He persevered in the policy of upholding the Turkish Empire.
  • Extract from : « The Earl of Beaconsfield » by James Anthony Froude

Antonyms for upholding

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