Up·held imp. & p. p. of Uphold.
v 1: 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" [syn: continue,
carry on, bear on, preserve] [ant: discontinue]
2: stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
3: support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the
verdict" [syn: maintain]