Definition of stand up for in English:

stand up for

Translate stand up for into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1stand up for someone or somethingSpeak or act in support of someone or something.

    ‘I try to stand up for what is right’
    • ‘she learned to stand up for herself’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said she could stand up for herself and would have reacted if somebody had tried to physically attack her.’
    • ‘Parents need to control their kids and kids need to stand up for themselves.’
    • ‘Life was often difficult, but she had to stand up for herself.’
    • ‘We've seen other workers stand up for themselves and win improvements.’
    • ‘She is the type to stand up for herself and if she doesn't like something, she will voice her opinion.’
    • ‘It's possible to stand up for yourself without being blunt or hurtful to others.’
    • ‘If we never stand up for ourselves then we'll never get anywhere in this world.’
    advocate, champion, uphold, defend, stand up for, support, be in favour of, promote, recommend, urge, back, endorse, sponsor, espouse, push for, work for, campaign for
  • 2stand up for someoneAct as best man, groomsman, or bridesmaid for someone at a wedding.

    ‘they got married, and I stood up for him, as his best man’
    • ‘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.’