Meaning of “stand for something” in the English Dictionary

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stand for something

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

(REPRESENT)

to represent something:

She explained that DIN stands for "do it now."
Uncle Sam stands for the US.

stand for something

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

(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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)