Keep and Uphold


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Keep verb – Continue a certain state, condition, or activity.
Usage example: Keep on working!

Uphold is a synonym for keep in preserve topic. In some cases you can use "Uphold" instead a verb "Keep", when it comes to topics like maintain.
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Synonyms for Keep


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Uphold verb – Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last.
Keep is a synonym for uphold in maintain topic. Sometimes you can use "Keep" instead a verb "Uphold".
Nearby Words: upholder, upholding
Synonyms for Uphold

Common collocations

balance keep balance uphold balance
promise keep promise uphold promise
word keep word uphold word
order keep order uphold order
Other nouns: peace, name, way, world, existence.

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Finally, she is able to uphold Sayaka's wish, allowing Kyosuke to keep his healed hand like Sayaka wanted, while Sayaka herself is restored to life.
  • Brienne searches for Sansa Stark because she wants uphold her vow to keep the girl safe, whereas Sandor only keeps Arya Stark by his side so that he can sell her to Lady Lysa Arryn for money.
  • Lawful Neutral Those adhering to personal codes rather than the law may find it tough to uphold, as the only one to make sure they keep to their code is them.
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