Proponent vs Upholder - What's the difference?

proponent | upholder | Synonyms |

Proponent is a synonym of upholder.


As nouns the difference between proponent and upholder

is that proponent is one who supports something; an advocate while upholder is someone who upholds something.

As an adjective proponent

is making proposals; proposing.

proponent

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who supports something; an advocate
  • * 2012 November 2, Ken Belson, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/sports/new-york-city-marathon-will-not-be-held-sunday.html?hp&_r=0]," New York Times (retrieved 2 November 2012):
  • Proponents of the race — notably Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, director of the marathon — said the event would provide a needed morale boost, as well as an economic one.

    Synonyms

    * exponent

    Antonyms

    * detractor * opponent

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Making proposals; proposing.
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    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