stand for

stand for
verb
1. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol (Freq. 5)
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What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

Syn: ↑typify, ↑symbolize, ↑symbolise, ↑represent
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑mean, ↑intend
Hyponyms: ↑embody, ↑be, ↑personify, ↑typify, ↑epitomize, ↑epitomise
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

2. denote or connote (Freq. 2)
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`maison' means `house' in French

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An example sentence would show what this word means

Syn: ↑mean, ↑intend, ↑signify
Derivationally related forms: ↑signification (for: ↑signify), ↑sign (for: ↑signify), ↑signifier (for: ↑signify), ↑meaning (for: ↑mean)
Hyponyms: ↑denote, ↑refer
Verb Group: ↑signify
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

3. tolerate or bear (Freq. 1)
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I won't stand for this kind of behavior!

Syn: ↑hold still for
Hypernyms:
digest, ↑endure, ↑stick out, ↑stomach, ↑bear, ↑stand, ↑tolerate, ↑support, ↑brook, ↑abide, ↑suffer, ↑put up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to (Freq. 1)
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Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin

Syn: ↑represent, ↑correspond
Derivationally related forms: ↑correspondent (for: ↑correspond), ↑representation (for: ↑represent)
Hypernyms: ↑equal, ↑be
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑correspond)

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1) be an abbreviation of or symbol for

NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration

2) [with negative] informal refuse to endure or tolerate

I won't stand for any nonsense

3) support (a cause or principle)

we stand for animal welfare

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stand for [phrasal verb]
stand for (something)
1 : to have (a specified meaning)

“FYI” stands for “for your information.”

The sign \@ stands for “at.”

The color white often stands for [=represents] innocence and purity.

2 : to support (something)

The political party has always stood for reform.

3 : to allow (something) to continue to happen
— usually used in negative statements

I will not stand for [=put up with] any more of this nonsense.

see also stand 15 (above), 1
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Main Entry:stand

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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