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Synonyms for stand for

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent(verb)

    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

    Synonyms:
    signify, mean, typify, hold still for, be, represent, play, lay out, stand for, comprise, symbolise, defend, stage, interpret, map, exemplify, correspond, act, symbolize, make up, epitomize, intend, present, epitomise, constitute

  2. mean, intend, signify, stand for(verb)

    denote or connote

    "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

    Synonyms:
    entail, signify, mean, typify, hold still for, represent, destine, stand for, imply, symbolise, specify, have in mind, designate, think, correspond, think of, symbolize, intend

  3. represent, stand for, correspond(verb)

    take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

    "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"

    Synonyms:
    fit, stage, act, mean, typify, play, be, represent, stand for, equate, lay out, signify, tally, agree, defend, comprise, symbolise, hold still for, match, map, exemplify, present, check, make up, correspond, gibe, symbolize, interpret, intend, jibe, constitute

  4. stand for, hold still for(verb)

    tolerate or bear

    "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

    Synonyms:
    intend, stand for, correspond, symbolize, symbolise, signify, mean, hold still for, represent, typify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stand for

    Synonyms:
    signify, mean, represent

  2. stand for

    Synonyms:
    defend, support, aid, help, side with, stand by, not desert


Translations for stand for

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ساند, إستندArabic
  • staan voor, voorstaanDutch
  • stödja, förespråka, stå förSwedish

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