Definition of 'uphold'
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This requires that the public and lawmakers have confidence that those entrusted to uphold the law will comply with it themselves, both on and off duty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The opposing view contends that the first duty of a government is to uphold the law. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is powerless unless public opinion and government uphold it. MANAGING IN TURBULENT TIMES (1980)This does not mean that all voluntary affirmative action programs will be upheld by the courts. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)The court upheld the fines but told the appeal court judges to reconsider the damages. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When he took on his position he undertook to uphold the law without fear or favour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Judges need to uphold the law properly. The Sun (2015)How can they uphold the law if they have criminal convictions themselves? The Sun (2011)In a surprise, the court upheld it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An appeal court upheld 237 of the convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That can be done by upholding the laws, punishing the diver and his team. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The promises made by Freemasons bind them to uphold the law of the land in which they are currently residing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)WHEN is the Government going to uphold the laws of this country? The Sun (2014)Three appeal court judges upheld the conviction in 2000, but their judgment contains important factual errors. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By'turn nasty' he means uphold the law of the land. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In recent years they have been upheld by the courts in certain circumstances, but couples cannot know with any certainty that this will be the case. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The European courts upheld a UK ruling that both partners had equal control over the embryos. The Sun (2007)You can turn up to work naked for all I care, and the law would uphold your right. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A COURT has upheld death sentences on five miners who killed migrant workers in fake accidents to claim compensation. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'uphold'
British English: uphold VERB
If you uphold something such as a law, a principle, or a decision, you support and maintain it.
Our policy has been to uphold the law.
Definition of uphold from the Collins English Dictionary
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