Third-person singular simple present indicative form of uphold.(verb)
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Use "upholds" in a sentence
"Her family was made noble; on their shield, between two lilies, a sword upholds the crown."
"And what is more painful, if true, is that the minister who baptized her upholds and justifies the law of the State of Georgia, which gives the mistress such unlimited power over her colored sister in Christ."
"Much talk about the "gender binary" male/female, historically constructed as mirror images, opposites, yin and yang and how transgenderism "upholds" this binary, etc etc etc."