Synonyms and Antonyms of standing for
to give permission for or to approve of
- They would not stand for their children missing curfew.
authorizing, commissioning, licensing (also licencing)
acceding (to), acquiescing, agreeing (to), assenting (to), consenting (to), OK'ing (or okaying), warranting
according, conceding, granting, sanctioning, vouchsafing
admitting, brooking, condoning, countenancing, enduring, supporting, tolerating
hindering, impeding, obstructing
censuring, denying, disallowing, disapproving, interdicting, refusing, rejecting, revoking, suppressing, withholding
deploring, discountenancing, disfavoring, disliking, frowning (at or on), grudging
checking, curbing, keeping, repressing, restraining
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
- The nanny did not stand for whining from the children.
abiding, absorbing, accepting, bearing, biding [chiefly dialect], brooking, countenancing, enduring, going, hacking, handling, meeting, pocketing, standing, sticking out, stomaching, supporting, sustaining, sweating out, taking, tolerating, wearing [British]
allowing, permitting, suffering, swallowing
acquiescing, agreeing (with or to), assenting (to), capitulating, consenting (to), respecting, submitting (to), yielding (to)
declining, dismissing, refusing, rejecting, repudiating, spurning, turning down
combating (or combatting), contesting, fighting, opposing, resisting
avoiding, bypassing, circumventing, dodging, eluding, escaping, evading, missing
abstaining (from), forbearing, refraining (from)
to serve as a material counterpart of
- He got a tattoo that stood for his love of fishing.