|present participle||standing for|
|past tense||stood for|
|past participle||stood for|
- 1(stand for something) if a letter, an abbreviation, or a symbol stands for something, that is what it means or represents
The letters ER stand for emergency room.Synonyms and related wordsTo be a sign or symbol of somethingExplore Thesaurus
- 2(stand for something) if someone stands for a particular principle, they believe that principle is important
I hate them and everything they stand for.Synonyms and related wordsTo support an idea, plan or personExplore Thesaurus
- 3usually in negatives(stand for something) to be willing to accept something that someone does
No one makes a fool of me. I won’t stand for it!Synonyms and related wordsWillingness and to be willingExplore Thesaurus
- 4(stand for something) Britishto try to get chosen in an election for a particular position or as a member of a particular institutionSynonyms and related wordsTo be a candidate or winner in an electionExplore Thesaurus
American definition and synonyms of stand for from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.
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