bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking.
forced to bear a tragic loss
suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing.
suffering many insults
endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties.
endured years of rejection
abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest.
cannot abide their rudeness
tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful.
refused to tolerate such treatment
stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching.
unable to stand teasing
Examples of stand in a Sentence
She was standing near the window.
He was standing next to me.
All of the seats on the bus were taken so we had to stand.
He can stand using a cane.
He was standing in a puddle of water.
The deer stood still, listening for danger.
We had to stand in line for over an hour.
Two bowling pins were left standing.
A shovel and rake stood in the corner.
She stood the ladder against the house. Noun
The team insured their victory with an impressive goal-line stand.
The army is preparing to make a stand against the enemy.
students making a stand against the war
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Recent Examples on the Web
Mourners stood beside rows of bodies wrapped in white sheets.—Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.—Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 3 Dec. 2023 Several dozen faculty, graduate students, and staff stood on the library steps, while a police helicopter hovered overhead.—Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2023 Officials linked the project, which sits at the corner of Girard Street and Georgia Avenue NW, to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s (D) standing goal to build 12,000 more affordable housing units by 2025.—Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 Let dough stand at room temperature until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Beginning in the late 1930s with the construction of the Ministry of Health and Education (one of Latin America’s first large-scale Modernist buildings), Brazil, and particularly its glamorous beachfront capital, stood at the vanguard of global architecture.—Michael Snyder Pedro Kok, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 This year, however, stands as a testament to the vibrancy of Latino stories, showcasing a range of artistic excellence.—Joaquin Castro, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Their casual spot, named for Reyes’ grandmother, boasts a six-seat counter near the grill with a standing counter at the front window and scant tables out front.—Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023
This stand isn’t just practical for tarot readings but also doubles as enchanting witchy room decor.—Cristian Esteban, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 The event will include community leaders, dignitaries and students sharing messages of resilience and togetherness and a stand against hate and intolerance.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Dec. 2023 Fresh cut trees have the potential to use about one quart of water per inch of stem diameter, meaning a tree with a four-inch diameter in its stem needs to be placed in a stand that can hold at least one gallon of water.—Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 1 Dec. 2023 To buy: Gabby’s Dollhouse Gabby Girl On-The-Go Travel Set $16 (was $20); amazon.com
Barbie Pop Star Fashion Doll
This cute pop star Barbie comes with a stylish mic stand and a bold iridescent outfit that compliments her equally bold pink hair.—Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 30 Nov. 2023 As news reports suggested that these discussions might lead to potentially harmful immigration consequences, a group of Democratic senators decided to take a public stand to guard against where the talks could lead.—Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Each pot comes with a drainage hole and a chic metal stand.—Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 The main difference is the G3 comes without a stand, instead meant to be mounted on the wall.—Condé Nast, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 My stand was hung on the point of a tree line that was near a coyote den.—Hampton Bourne, Field & Stream, 22 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English standan; akin to Old High German stantan, stān to stand, Latin stare, Greek histanai to cause to stand, set, histasthai to stand, be standing