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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 ​particulartype 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 ​particularidea or set of ​ideas: This ​partystands for ​lowtaxes and ​individualfreedom.B2 If one or more ​lettersstand for a word or ​name, they are the first ​letter or ​letters of that word or ​name and they ​represent it: GMTstands for Greenwich Mean Time.

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(Definition of stand for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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-classvalues.
if a ​letter or ​group of ​lettersstands for something, it is an abbreviation of a word or phrase: VATstands for 'Value Added Tax'.
(Definition of stand for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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