Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stand_firm

2 senses of stand firm

Sense 1
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)
       => fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend -- (fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!")

Sense 2
stand pat, stand firm, hold firm, stand fast -- (refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief)
       => insist, take a firm stand -- (be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!")

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