Definition of stand up for in English:

stand up for

1Speak or act in support of: she learned to stand up for herself
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  • The larger man began pushing the smaller man, who seemed hesitant to stand up for himself.
  • He was bullied at first, until he learned to stand up for himself.
  • If they personally feel that a decision is unjust and unfair, they must stand up for themselves.
1.1Act as best man for in a wedding.
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  • After being asked to stand up for your brother or best friend, you may feel you need a best man guide to help you.
  • I must confess it was with real surprise that they asked me stand up for them like this.
  • Sometimes a man's best friend is a woman, and he wants this woman to stand up for him at his wedding.
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