A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to maintain)
a. conservar
We have a mass available in Latin for those who wish to uphold that tradition.Tenemos una misa en latín para aquellos que desean conservar esa tradición.
b. mantener
The sergeant gave his troops a pep talk to uphold morale before the next offensive.El sargento les dio a las tropas una charla para mantener la moral antes de la siguiente ofensiva.
c. apoyar
My mom told me I had to do the dishes, and dad upheld her decision.Mi mamá me dijo que tenía que lavar los platos, y papá apoyó la decisión.
d. defender
Jefferson upheld his educational ideas vigorously.Jefferson defendía con fuerza sus ideas sobre la educación.
e. hacer respetar (law)
Good cops should uphold the law and arrest corrupt cops.Los buenos policías deberían hacer respetar la ley y detener a los policías corruptos.
2. (legal)
a. confirmar
The state court upheld the sentence.El tribunal del estado confirmó la sentencia.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (opinion, principle)
a. defender
2. (decision)
a. apoyar, corroborar
to uphold the lawhacer respetar la ley
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uphold [ʌpˈhəʊld] upheld (past)
transitive verb
1 (sustain) mantener; sostener; (support) apoyar; defender
2 (Jur) confirmar
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