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Synonyms of stand in English:


  • 1 Lionel stood in the doorway
    be on one's feet, be upright, be erect, be vertical
    [Antonyms] sit, lie
  • 2 the men stood up
    rise, get/rise to one's feet, get up, straighten up, pick oneself up, find one's feet, be upstanding
    formal arise
    [Antonyms] sit down, lie down
  • 3 today a house stands on the site
    be, exist, be situated, be located, be positioned, be sited, have been built
  • 4 he stood the book on the shelf
    put, set, set up, erect, up-end, place, position, locate, prop, lean, stick, install, arrange
    informal park
  • 5 my decision stands
    remain in force, remain valid/effective/operative, remain in operation, hold, hold good, apply, be the case, exist
  • 6 her heart could not stand the strain
    withstand, endure, bear, put up with, take, cope with, handle, sustain, resist, stand up to
  • 7 informal I can't stand arrogance
  • noun

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  • 1 the party's stand on immigration
    attitude, stance, point of view, viewpoint, opinion, way of thinking, outlook, standpoint, position, approach, thinking, policy, line
  • 2 a stand against tyranny
    opposition, resistance, objection, hostility, animosity
  • 3 a large mirror on a stand
    base, support, mounting, platform, rest, plinth, bottom;
    tripod, rack, trivet
  • 4 a beer stand
    stall, counter, booth, kiosk, tent
  • 5 a taxi stand
    stop, station, park, bay
  • 6 the train drew to a stand
    stop, halt, standstill, dead stop
  • 7 a stand of trees
    copse, thicket, grove, bush, woodlot
  • Phrases

    stand by
  • 1.1 stand by for further instructions
    wait, be prepared, be in (a state of) readiness, be ready for action, be on full alert, wait in the wings
  • 2.1 she stood by her husband
    remain/be loyal to, stick with/by, remain/be true to, stand up for, support, back up, defend, stick up for
  • 3.1 the government must stand by its pledges
    abide by, keep (to), adhere to, hold to, stick to, observe, comply with
  • stand down
    tell the troops to stand down
    relax, stand easy, come off full alert
    stand for
  • 1.1 BC stands for British Columbia
    mean, be an abbreviation of, represent, signify, denote, indicate, symbolize
  • 2.1 informal I won't stand for any nonsense
  • 3.1 we stand for animal welfare
    advocate, champion, uphold, defend, stand up for, support, back, endorse, be in favor of, promote, recommend, urge
  • stand in
    during Coach Clement's absence, Mr. Maynard will stand in
    deputize, act, act as deputy, substitute, fill in, sit in, do duty, take over, act as locum, be a proxy, cover, hold the fort, step into the breach;
    replace, relieve, take over from
    stand out
  • 1.1 his veins stood out
    project, stick out, bulge (out), be proud, jut (out)
  • 2.1 she stood out in the crowd
    be noticeable, be visible, be obvious, be conspicuous, stick out, be striking, be distinctive, be prominent, attract attention, catch the eye, leap out, show up
    informal stick/stand out like a sore thumb
  • stand up
  • 1.1 after 200 years, his theory still stands up
    remain/be valid, be sound, be plausible, hold water, hold up, stand questioning, survive investigation, bear examination, be verifiable
  • 2.1 that creep Roger stood up his blind date
    fail to keep a date with, fail to meet, fail to keep an appointment with, jilt
  • stand up for
    dozens of his students stood up for him at the hearing
    support, defend, back, back up, stick up for, champion, promote, uphold, take someone's part, take the side of, side with
    stand up to
  • 1.1 she stood up to her parents
    defy, confront, challenge, resist, take on, put up a fight against, argue with, take a stand against
  • 2.1 the old house has stood up to the war
    withstand, survive, come through (unscathed), outlast, outlive, weather, ride out, ward off
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