Disciple vs Upholder - What's the difference?

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Disciple is a related term of upholder.


As nouns the difference between disciple and upholder

is that disciple is any of the followers of jesus christ while upholder is someone who upholds something.

disciple

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others.
  • An active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy etc.
  • * Holy Bible, Matthew 9:10 (King James Version)
  • And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=4, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.}}
  • (Ireland) Miserable-looking creature of a man.
  • Synonyms

    * student

    See also

    * apostle

    Verb

    (discipl)
  • (obsolete) To train, educate, teach.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • fraile youth is oft to follie led, / Through false allurement of that pleasing baite, / That better were in vertues discipled [...].

    upholder

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • someone who upholds something
  • (obsolete) a dealer in secondhand furniture and clothes; an upholdster
  • English words with consonant pseudo-digraphs