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stand for sth

phrasal verb with stand uk   /stænd/  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 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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stand for sth

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
to represent a particular idea: You have to identify what you want your brand to stand for. This party has always stood for working-class values.
if a letter or group of letters stands for something, it is an abbreviation of a word or phrase: VAT stands for 'Value Added Tax'.
(Definition of stand for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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