stand up for

stand up for
[verb]
support, champion, defend, stick up for (informal), uphold

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phrasal
: to defend against attack or criticism : justify, support

he was my brother anyway and I'm going to stand up for him — Liam O'Flaherty

has always stood up for the rights of the individual — Bradford Smith

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stand up for
To support or attempt to defend
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Main Entry:stand

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ˌstand ˈup for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stand up for he/she/it stands up for present participle standing up for past tense stood up for past participle stood up for] phrasal verb
to defend someone or something that is being criticized or attacked

You’ve got to stand up for what you believe in.

stand up for yourself:

I learned how to stand up for myself early on in life.

stand up for your rights:

The only crime they’ve ever committed is to stand up for their rights.

Thesaurus: to protect or defend someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: stand

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speak or act in support of

she learned to stand up for herself

act as best man for in a wedding

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