Synonyms of stand in English:



  • 1 Lionel stood in the doorway
    be on one's feet, be upright, be erect, be vertical
    Lionel stood in the doorway
    [Antonyms] sit lie
  • 2 the two men stood up and shook hands
    rise, rise to one's feet, get to one's feet, get up, straighten up, pick oneself up, find one's feet, be upstanding
    literary arise
    the two men stood up and shook hands
    [Antonyms] sit down lie down


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  • 5 a taxi stand
    rank, station, park, parking place, place, bay
  • 6 the train drew to a stand by the signal box
    stop, halt, standstill, dead stop


stand by

two battalions were on their way, and a third was standing by
[Antonyms] stand down
waitbe preparedbe in (a state of) readinessbe ready for actionbe on full alertbe at battle stationswait in the wings

stand by someone/something

stand down

no further action was required and all units stood down
[Antonyms] stand by
relaxstand easycome off full alert

stand for

stand in

I'll stand in as coach Brown stood in for the injured Simpson deputizeactact as deputysubstituteact as substituteact as stand-infill insit indo dutytake overact as understudyact as locumdo a locumbe a proxycoverprovide coverhold the fortstep into the breachtake the place ofdo something in someone's place/steadreplacerelievetake over fromunderstudy informalsubfill someone's shoes/bootsstep into someone's shoes/bootsNorth Americanpinch-hit

stand out

  • 2 in that dress she stood out in the crowd
    be noticeable, be noticed, be visible, be seen, be obvious, be conspicuous, stick out, be striking, be distinctive, be prominent, attract attention, catch the eye, leap out, show up
    in that dress she stood out in the crowd
    [Antonyms] be inconspicuous

stand up

he has no proof that would stand up in court
[Antonyms] fall down
remain/be validbe soundbe plausiblehold waterhold upstand questioningsurvive investigationbear examinationbe verifiablebe provablering truebe convincing

stand someone up

she threw eggs over his car after he stood her up fail to keep a date withfail to meetfail to keep an appointment withfail to turn up forjiltlet down

stand up for someone/something

we should stand up for our great tradition of parliamentary democracy
[Antonyms] abandon
remain/be loyal tostand bysupportgive one's support tobe supportive ofbackback upgive one's backing toupholddefendcome to the defence ofstick up forchampiontake someone's parttake the side ofside with

stand up to someone/something

  • 1 she had the courage of her convictions and stood up to her parents
    defy, confront, challenge, oppose openly, resist, show resistance to, brave, take on, put up a fight against, take a stand against
    she had the courage of her convictions and stood up to her parents
    [Antonyms] give in to

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