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verb (upholds, upholding, upheld, upheld)
  1. To support.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 18.
    • : there was still a connexion upheld among the different ideas
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ondersteunen, staande houden
  • Italian: difendere (a right), sostenere (a principle), (law) confermare <ref name=oxf-par>Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). w:Special:Booksources/8839551107, ISBN 8839551107. Online version http://www.oxfordparavia.it/ here</ref>
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: up + hold


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