Definitions for "Uphold"
When an appellate court agrees with the lower court decision and allows it to stand. (See also affirmation.)
support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
to allow a lower court's decision to stand as is. It is an action taken by the appellate court after reviewing the lower court's decision. Compare with reverse.
To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing.
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
To maintain
stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
Keywords:  lift, elevate, hold, high
To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.