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.

 

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