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stand for


Verb (intransitive)


Verb stand for has 4 senses


stand for

abide, abide with, advert to, affirm, allege, allude to, announce, annunciate, approach anchorage, argue, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, be construed as, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, be taken as, bear, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up for, bear up to, bear with, bespeak, betoken, bide, blink at, brave, breathe, brook, characterize, close with, condone, connive at, connote, contend, countenance, declare, denominate, denote, designate, differentiate, disclose, display, emblematize, endure, entail, enunciate, express, fetch, figure, finger, give evidence, give token, go aboard, go alongside, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, have, hear of, highlight, hint, hold, identify, imply, import, indicate, indulge, insist, involve, issue a manifesto, lay aboard, lay down, lay for, lay in, lie in, lump, lump it, maintain, make, make at, make for, manifest, manifesto, mark, mean, name, note, overlook, persevere, pick out, point at, point out, point to, predicate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, put, put away for, put in, put into port, put it, put up with, reach, refer to, reveal, run for, sail for, say, select, set down, show, signify, speak, speak out, speak up, specify, spell, stand, stand on, state, steer toward, stick, stigmatize, stomach, submit, suffer, suggest, support, sustain, symbol, symbolize, symptomatize, symptomize, take up with, testify, tolerate, typify, wink at


stand for


VB begin, start, commence, conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter, set out, embark in, incept, initiate, launch, inaugurate, inchoate, rise, arise, originate, usher in, lead off, lead the way, take the lead, take the initiative, head, stand at the head, stand first, stand for, lay the foundations, found, set up, set on foot, agoing, set abroach, set the ball in motion, apply the match to a train, broach, open up, open the door to, get underway, set about, get to work, set to work, set to, make a beginning, make a start, handsel, take the first step, lay the first stone, cut the first turf, break ground, break the ice, break cover, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, open fire, open the ball, ventilate, air, undertake, come into existence, come into the world, make one's debut, take birth, burst forth, break out, spring up, spring forth, crop up, pop up, appear, materialize, begin at the beginning, begin ab ovo, begin again, begin de novo, start afresh, make a fresh start, take it from the top, shuffle the cards, reshuffle the cards, resume, recommence.


VB commission, delegate, depute, consign, assign, charge, intrust, entrust, commit, commit to the hands of, authorize, put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain, install, induct, inaugurate, swear in, invest, crown, enroll, enlist, give power of attorney to, employ, empower, set over, place over, send out, be commissioned, be accredited, represent, stand for, stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.


VB be deputy, stand for, appear for, hold a brief for, answer for, represent, stand in the shoes of, walk in the shoes of, stand in the stead of, ablegate, accredit.


VB offer, proffer, present, tender, bid, propose, move, make a motion, make advances, start, invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward, hawk about, offer for sale, press, lay at one's feet, offer oneself, present oneself, volunteer, come forward, be a candidate, stand for, bid for, seek, be at one's service, go a begging, bribe.


VB indicate, be the sign, of, denote, betoken, argue, testify, bear the impress, of, connote, connotate, represent, stand for, typify, symbolize, put an indication, put a mark, note, mark, stamp, earmark, blaze, label, ticket, docket, dot, spot, score, dash, trace, chalk, print, imprint, impress, engrave, stereotype, make a sign, signalize, underscore, give a signal, hang out a signal, beckon, nod, wink, glance, leer, nudge, shrug, tip the wink, gesticulate, raise the finger, hold up the finger, raise the hand, hold up the hand, saw the air, suit the action to the word, wave a banner, unfurl a banner, hoist a banner, hang out a banner, wave the hand, wave a kerchief, give the cue, show one's colors, give an alarm, sound an alarm, beat the drum, sound the trumpets, raise a cry, sign, seal, attest, underline, call attention to, give notice.

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