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

4 senses of stand for

Sense 1
typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent -- (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 2
mean, intend, signify, stand for -- (denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means")

Sense 3
represent, stand for, correspond -- (take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin")
       => equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")

Sense 4
stand for, hold still for -- (tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!")
       => digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

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