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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 up·hold /(ˌ)əpˈhold/
 (vt.)支撐,贊成,鼓勵,舉起,堅持

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Up·hold v. t.
 1. To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.
 The mournful train with groans, and hands upheld.
 Besought his pity.   --Dryden.
 2. To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
    Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.   --Prov. xxix 3.
 Faulconbridge,
 In spite of spite, alone upholds the day.   --Shak.
 3. To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 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]
      [also: upheld]