Synonyms and Antonyms of stand for
to give permission for or to approve of
- They would not stand for their children missing curfew.
authorize, commission, license (also licence)
accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), OK (or okay), warrant
accord, concede, grant, sanction, vouchsafe
admit, brook, condone, countenance, endure, support, tolerate
hinder, impede, obstruct
censure, disallow, disapprove, deny, interdict, refuse, reject, revoke, suppress, withhold
deplore, discountenance, disfavor, dislike, frown (at or on), grudge
check, curb, keep, repress, restrain
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
- The nanny did not stand for whining from the children.
abide, absorb, accept, bear, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]
allow, permit, suffer, swallow
acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
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)
to serve as a material counterpart of
- He got a tattoo that stood for his love of fishing.