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withstand

with·stand

withstand

 
 
pronunciation:
wIth staend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: withstanding, withstands, withstood
definition: to resist or stand up to; prevail against, bear, or survive.
The boat was sturdy enough to withstand the storm.She withstood the pressure from her family to eat unhealthy things.
synonyms:
bear, resist, stand, survive, take
antonyms:
submit
similar words:
confront, defy, endure, face up to, oppose, prevail, repel, ride out, suffer, tolerate, weather
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to succeed against some force, influence, or hardship; resist or survive.
synonyms:
bear up, endure, resist
antonyms:
defer, give, submit, yield
similar words:
cope, hold out, last, persevere, prevail, survive
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