Synonyms of stand in English:

stand


See definition of stand

verb

1‘Lionel stood in the doorway’

SYNONYMS

be on one's feet, be upright, be erect, be vertical

ANTONYMS

sit, lie

2‘the two men stood up and shook hands’

SYNONYMS

rise, rise to one's feet, get to one's feet, get up, straighten up, pick oneself up, find one's feet, be upstanding

literary arise

ANTONYMS

sit down, lie down

3‘a village once stood there’

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be, be situated, be located, be positioned, be set, be found, be sited, be established, be perched, sit, perch, nestle

4‘he stood the book on edge’

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put, set, set up, erect, upend, place, position, locate, situate, prop, lean, plant, stick, install, arrange, dispose, deposit

informal plonk, park

5‘my decision stands’

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remain in force, remain valid, remain effective, remain operative, remain in operation, hold, hold good, obtain, apply, prevail, reign, rule, hold sway, be the case, exist, be in use

6‘his heart could not stand the strain’

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withstand, endure, bear, put up with, take, cope with, handle, sustain, resist, stand up to

7‘I can't stand brandy’

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endure, tolerate, bear, put up with, take, abide, suffer, support, brook, countenance, face

informal stick, swallow, stomach, hack, wear


noun

1‘I applaud him for his tough stand on human rights’

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attitude, stance, point of view, viewpoint, opinion, way of thinking, outlook, standpoint, posture, position, angle, perspective, approach, slant, thinking, policy, line, thoughts, ideas, sentiments, feelings

2‘he maintained his stand against tyranny’

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opposition to, resistance to, objection to, defensive position against, hostility to, animosity towards, disapproval of

3‘a large mirror on a stand’

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base, support, mounting, platform, rest, plinth, bottom

tripod, rack, trivet, bracket, frame, case, shelf, gripper

4‘a beer stand’

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stall, booth, kiosk

5‘a taxi stand’

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rank, station, park, parking place, place, bay

6‘the train drew to a stand by the signal box’

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stop, halt, standstill, dead stop

7‘a stand of trees’

SYNONYMS

copse, spinney, thicket, grove, coppice, wood

rare boscage


Phrases

    stand by

      ‘two battalions were on their way, and a third was standing by’

      SYNONYMS

      wait, be prepared, be in readiness, be in a state of readiness, be ready for action, be on full alert, be at battle stations, wait in the wings

      ANTONYMS

      stand down

    stand by someone/something

      1‘she had stood by him during his years in prison’

      SYNONYMS

      be loyal to, remain loyal to, stand up for, support, give one's support to, be supportive of, back, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, defend, come to the defence of, stick up for, champion, take someone's part, take the side of, side with

      ANTONYMS

      abandon

      2‘the government must stand by its pledges’

      SYNONYMS

      abide by, adhere to, hold to, stick to, observe, heed, comply with, act in accordance with

      ANTONYMS

      go back on

    stand down

      ‘no further action was required and all units stood down’

      SYNONYMS

      relax, stand easy, come off full alert

      ANTONYMS

      stand by

    stand for

      1‘BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation’

      SYNONYMS

      mean, be an abbreviation of, represent, signify, denote, indicate, correspond to, be equivalent to, symbolize

      literary

      betoken

      2‘I won't stand for any nonsense’

      SYNONYMS

      put up with, endure, tolerate, allow, accept, take, abide, suffer, support, brook, countenance

      informal

      stick, swallow, stomach, hack, wear

      3‘we stand for animal welfare’

      SYNONYMS

      advocate, champion, uphold, defend, stand up for, support, be in favour of, promote, recommend, urge, back, endorse, sponsor, espouse, push for, work for, campaign for

      ANTONYMS

      oppose

    stand in

      ‘I'll stand in as coach’

      SYNONYMS

      deputize, act, act as deputy, substitute, act as substitute, act as stand-in, fill in, sit in, do duty, take over, act as understudy, act as locum, do a locum, be a proxy, cover, provide cover, hold the fort, step into the breach

      take the place of, do something in someone's place, do something in someone's stead, replace, relieve, take over from, understudy

      informal

      sub, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes, step into someone's boots, step into someone's shoes

      North American

      pinch-hit

    stand out

      1‘the veins in his neck stood out’

      SYNONYMS

      project, stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, extend, poke out, obtrude

      archaic

      protuberate

      ANTONYMS

      lie flat

      2‘in that dress she stood out in the crowd’

      SYNONYMS

      be noticeable, be noticed, be visible, be seen, be obvious, be conspicuous, stick out, be striking, be distinctive, be prominent, attract attention, catch the eye, leap out, show up

      informal

      stand out a mile, stick out a mile, stand out like a sore thumb, stick out like a sore thumb

      ANTONYMS

      be inconspicuous

    stand up

      ‘he has no proof that would stand up in court’

      SYNONYMS

      be valid, remain valid, be sound, be plausible, hold water, hold up, stand questioning, survive investigation, bear examination, be verifiable, be provable, ring true, be convincing

      ANTONYMS

      fall down

    stand someone up

      ‘she threw eggs over his car after he stood her up’

      SYNONYMS

      fail to keep a date with, fail to meet, fail to keep an appointment with, fail to turn up for, jilt, let down

    stand up for someone/something

      ‘we should stand up for our great tradition of parliamentary democracy’

      SYNONYMS

      be loyal to, remain loyal to, stand by, support, give one's support to, be supportive of, back, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, defend, come to the defence of, stick up for, champion, take someone's part, take the side of, side with

      ANTONYMS

      abandon

    stand up to someone/something

      1‘she had the courage of her convictions and stood up to her parents’

      SYNONYMS

      defy, confront, challenge, oppose openly, resist, show resistance to, brave, take on, put up a fight against, take a stand against

      ANTONYMS

      give in to

      2‘the old house has stood up to the war’

      SYNONYMS

      withstand, survive, outlast, outlive, weather, ride out

      ANTONYMS

      succumb to