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stand for something

verb phrasal verb with stand  /stænd/ ( past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/) us  

(SUPPORT)

to support or accept particular principles or values: I’m not sure what the Republican candidate stands for. Maybe you think his behavior is OK, but I won’t stand for it.
(Definition of stand for something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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