Synonyms of stand in English:

stand


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verb

1‘Lionel stood in the doorway’

SYNONYMS
be on one's feet, be upright, be erect, be vertical
ANTONYMS

sit, lie

2‘the two men stood up and shook hands’

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

sit down, lie down

3‘a village once stood there’

SYNONYMS
be, be situated, be located, be positioned, be set, be found, be sited, be established, be perched, sit, perch, nestle

4‘he stood the book on edge’

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put, set, set up, erect, upend, place, position, locate, situate, prop, lean, plant, stick, install, arrange, dispose, deposit
informal plonk, park

5‘my decision stands’

SYNONYMS
remain in force, remain valid, remain effective, remain operative, remain in operation, hold, hold good, obtain, apply, prevail, reign, rule, hold sway, be the case, exist, be in use

6‘his heart could not stand the strain’

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withstand, endure, bear, put up with, take, cope with, handle, sustain, resist, stand up to

7‘I can't stand brandy’

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endure, tolerate, bear, put up with, take, abide, suffer, support, brook, countenance, face
informal stick, swallow, stomach, hack, wear

noun

1‘I applaud him for his tough stand on human rights’

SYNONYMS
attitude, stance, point of view, viewpoint, opinion, way of thinking, outlook, standpoint, posture, position, angle, perspective, approach, slant, thinking, policy, line, thoughts, ideas, sentiments, feelings

2‘he maintained his stand against tyranny’

SYNONYMS
opposition to, resistance to, objection to, defensive position against, hostility to, animosity towards, disapproval of

3‘a large mirror on a stand’

SYNONYMS
base, support, mounting, platform, rest, plinth, bottom
tripod, rack, trivet, bracket, frame, case, shelf, gripper

4‘a beer stand’

SYNONYMS
stall, booth, kiosk

5‘a taxi stand’

SYNONYMS
rank, station, park, parking place, place, bay

6‘the train drew to a stand by the signal box’

SYNONYMS
stop, halt, standstill, dead stop

7‘a stand of trees’

SYNONYMS
copse, spinney, thicket, grove, coppice, wood
rare boscage

Phrases

    stand up

    ‘he has no proof that would stand up in court’


    SYNONYMS
    be valid, remain valid, be sound, be plausible, hold water, hold up, stand questioning, survive investigation, bear examination, be verifiable, be provable, ring true, be convincing
    ANTONYMS

    fall down

    stand in

    ‘I'll stand in as coach’


    SYNONYMS
    deputize, act, act as deputy, substitute, act as substitute, act as stand-in, fill in, sit in, do duty, take over, act as understudy, act as locum, do a locum, be a proxy, cover, provide cover, hold the fort, step into the breach
    take the place of, do something in someone's place, do something in someone's stead, replace, relieve, take over from, understudy
    informal sub, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes, step into someone's boots, step into someone's shoes
    North American pinch-hit
    stand for

    1‘BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation’


    SYNONYMS
    mean, be an abbreviation of, represent, signify, denote, indicate, correspond to, be equivalent to, symbolize
    literary betoken

    2‘I won't stand for any nonsense’


    SYNONYMS
    put up with, endure, tolerate, allow, accept, take, abide, suffer, support, brook, countenance
    informal stick, swallow, stomach, hack, wear

    3‘we stand for animal welfare’


    SYNONYMS
    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
    ANTONYMS

    oppose

    stand someone up

    ‘she threw eggs over his car after he stood her up’


    SYNONYMS
    fail to keep a date with, fail to meet, fail to keep an appointment with, fail to turn up for, jilt, let down
    stand up to someone or something

    1‘she had the courage of her convictions and stood up to her parents’


    SYNONYMS
    defy, confront, challenge, oppose openly, resist, show resistance to, brave, take on, put up a fight against, take a stand against
    ANTONYMS

    give in to

    2‘the old house has stood up to the war’


    SYNONYMS
    withstand, survive, come through, come through unscathed, outlast, outlive, weather, ride out
    ANTONYMS

    succumb to

    stand out

    1‘the veins in his neck stood out’


    SYNONYMS
    project, stick out, bulge, bulge out, protrude, jut out, jut, extend, poke out, obtrude
    archaic protuberate
    ANTONYMS

    lie flat

    2‘in that dress she stood out in the crowd’


    SYNONYMS
    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
    informal stand out a mile, stick out a mile, stand out like a sore thumb, stick out like a sore thumb
    ANTONYMS

    be inconspicuous

    stand by someone or something

    1‘she had stood by him during his years in prison’


    SYNONYMS
    be loyal to, remain loyal to, stand up for, support, give one's support to, be supportive of, back, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, defend, come to the defence of, stick up for, champion, take someone's part, take the side of, side with
    ANTONYMS

    abandon

    2‘the government must stand by its pledges’


    SYNONYMS
    abide by, keep, keep to, adhere to, hold to, stick to, observe, heed, comply with, act in accordance with
    ANTONYMS

    go back on

    stand by

    ‘two battalions were on their way, and a third was standing by’


    SYNONYMS
    wait, be prepared, be in readiness, be in a state of readiness, be ready for action, be on full alert, be at battle stations, wait in the wings
    ANTONYMS

    stand down

    stand down

    ‘no further action was required and all units stood down’


    SYNONYMS
    relax, stand easy, come off full alert
    ANTONYMS

    stand by

    stand up for someone or something

    ‘my wish is that you stand up for what is right’


    SYNONYMS
    be loyal to, remain loyal to, stand by, support, give one's support to, be supportive of, back, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, defend, come to the defence of, stick up for, champion, take someone's part, take the side of, side with
    ANTONYMS

    abandon