UPHOLD, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive upheld. [Upholden is obsolete.]
1. To lift on high; to elevate.
2. To support; to sustain; to keep from falling or slipping.
Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:23.
3. To keep from declension.
4. To support in any state.
5. To continue; to maintain.
6. To keep from being lost.
Faulconbridge, in spite of spite, along upholds the day.
7. To continue without failing.
8. To continue in being.