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English verb: stand for

1. stand for (communication) express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

SamplesWhat does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?.

Synonymsrepresent, symbolise, symbolize, typify

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)intend, mean

Narrower (hyponym)be, embody, epitomise, epitomize, personify, typify

2. stand for (communication) denote or connote

Samples`maison' means `house' in French.
An example sentence would show what this word means.

Synonymsintend, mean, signify

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)denote, refer

Verb groupsignify

3. stand for (stative) take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

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

Synonymscorrespond, represent

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be, equal

4. stand for (cognition) tolerate or bear

SamplesI won't stand for this kind of behavior!.

Synonymshold still for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

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