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stand for

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1 to give permission for or to approve of
  • They would not stand for their children missing curfew.

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2 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • The nanny did not stand for whining from the children.

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3 to serve as a material counterpart of
  • He got a tattoo that stood for his love of fishing.

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“Stand for.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stand%20for. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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