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stand

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stand

  1. a level usually raised surface marchers passed by the reviewing stand Synonyms of stand dais, podium, rostrum, stage, platform, tribuneWords Related to stand altar, bimah (also bima), footpace, pulpit; riser, scaffold; balcony, gallery


stand

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stand

  1. 1 to occupy a place or location the monument stands in the middle of the town plaza Synonyms of stand be, bear, lie, sit Words Related to stand command, overlook; hang around, remain, rest, stay, stick around, tarry; await, wait; post, station; dwell, reside

  2. 2 to put up with (something painful or difficult) I don't know how you can stand that job Synonyms of stand abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, bear, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Words Related to stand allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of stand decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  3. 3 to give what is owed for I'll stand lunch, and you can pay me back later Synonyms of stand ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), payAntonyms of stand repudiate

  4. 4 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes if the city's baseball team wins today, they will stand first in the league Synonyms of stand be, grade, place, rate, rankWords Related to stand seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate

Synonym Discussion of stand

bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. 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


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