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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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