stand for


stand for
I.
believe in and represent, be the symbol for
  

Vicki stands for social justice. She supports public health care.

II.
permit, tolerate, put up with, stand it
  

My parents won't allow us to smoke. They won't stand for it.


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  • stand for — stand [n1] position, opinion angle, attitude, belief, carriage, determination, notion, poise, pose, sentiment, slant, sound, stance, standpoint, twist, two cents’ worth*, view; concept 689 stand [n2] base, stage board, booth, bracket, counter,… …   New thesaurus

  • stand for — 1560s, represent, be in place of, from STAND (Cf. stand) (v.). Meaning endure, undergo is recorded from c.1600. Sense of tolerate first recorded 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • stand for — ► stand for 1) be an abbreviation of or symbol for. 2) endure or tolerate. Main Entry: ↑stand …   English terms dictionary

  • stand for — index connote, denote, exemplify, indicate, replace, represent (portray), signify (denote) …   Law dictionary

  • stand for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stand for : present tense I/you/we/they stand for he/she/it stands for present participle standing for past tense stood for past participle stood for 1) stand for something if a letter, an abbreviation, or a… …   English dictionary

  • stand for — verb 1. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol (Freq. 5) What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize? • Syn: ↑typify, ↑symbolize, ↑symbolise, ↑represent • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand for — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you say that a letter stands for a particular word, you mean that it is an abbreviation for that word. [V P n] AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome... [V P n] What does EEC stand for? 2) PHRASAL VERB The ideas or …   English dictionary

  • stand for — {v.} 1. To be a sign of; make you think of; mean. * /The letters U.S.A. stand for United States of America. / * /The written sign = in an arithmetic problem stands for equals. / * /Our flag stands for our country./ * /The owl stands for wisdom./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand for — {v.} 1. To be a sign of; make you think of; mean. * /The letters U.S.A. stand for United States of America. / * /The written sign = in an arithmetic problem stands for equals. / * /Our flag stands for our country./ * /The owl stands for wisdom./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand\ for — v 1. To be a sign of; make you think of; mean. The letters U.S.A. stand for United States of America. The written sign = in an arithmetic problem stands for equals. Our flag stands for our country. The owl stands for wisdom. 2. To speak in favor… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand for — 1) BC stands for British Columbia Syn: mean, be an abbreviation of, represent, signify, denote, indicate, symbolize 2) informal I won t stand for any nonsense Syn: put up with, endure, tolerate, accept …   Thesaurus of popular words