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stand for

stand for

 
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stand
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to symbolize or represent.
The letters stand for numbers in the equation.As a politician, he wanted his name to stand for lasting reform.
synonyms:
represent, signify, symbolize
similar words:
denote, designate, express, mean
definition 2: to tolerate.
How can we continue to stand for such injustice?She won't stand for that kind of disruptive behavior in her classroom.
synonyms:
consent to, tolerate
similar words:
accept, approve of, countenance, hear, permit, sanction