One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she had the courage of her convictions and stood up to her parents’
defy, confront, challenge, oppose openly, resist, show resistance to, brave, take on, put up a fight against, take a stand against
give in to
2‘the old house has stood up to the war’
withstand, survive, come through, come through unscathed, outlast, outlive, weather, ride out
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