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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
uphold [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (maintain through effort) (l'ordre)faire respecter, maintenir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".
 The right-wing government was determined to uphold the established order, despite calls for change.
uphold [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (law verdict, courts) (une décision)confirmer, maintenir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".
 The judge upheld the decision of the lower court.
 
Additional Translations/Traductions supplémentaires
uphold [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (physically hold up)soutenir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".
 Oak beams uphold the ceiling and floor above.
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