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stand up for

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1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • She always stood up for her little sister on the playground.

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2 to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
  • You have to stand up for the rules or there will be chaos.

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3 to promote the interests or cause of
  • He stood up for the rights of those without a voice.

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“Stand up for.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stand%20up%20for. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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