stand for sth Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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stand for sth

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)

(ACCEPT)

If you will not stand for something, you will not accept a situation or a particular type of behaviour: I wouldn't stand for that sort of behaviour from him, if I were you.
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(REPRESENT)

B2 to support or represent a particular idea or set of ideas: This party stands for low taxes and individual freedom.B2 If one or more letters stand for a word or name, they are the first letter or letters of that word or name and they represent it: GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time.
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