Synonyms and Antonyms of stands for
to give permission for or to approve of
- They would not stand for their children missing curfew.
authorizes, commissions, licenses (also licences)
accedes (to), acquiesces, agrees (to), assents (to), consents (to), OKs (or okays), warrants
accords, concedes, grants, sanctions, vouchsafes
admits, brooks, condones, countenances, endures, supports, tolerates
hinders, impedes, obstructs
censures, denies, disallows, disapproves, interdicts, refuses, rejects, revokes, suppresses, withholds
deplores, discountenances, disfavors, dislikes, frowns (at or on), grudges
checks, curbs, keeps, represses, restrains
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
- The nanny did not stand for whining from the children.
abides, absorbs, accepts, bears, bides [chiefly dialect], brooks, countenances, endures, goes, hacks, handles, meets, pockets, stands, sticks out, stomachs, supports, sustains, sweats out, takes, tolerates, wears [British]
allows, permits, suffers, swallows
acquiesces, agrees (with or to), assents (to), capitulates, consents (to), respects, submits (to), yields (to)
declines, dismisses, refuses, rejects, repudiates, spurns, turns down
combats, contests, fights, opposes, resists
avoids, bypasses, circumvents, dodges, eludes, escapes, evades, misses
abstains (from), forbears, refrains (from)
to serve as a material counterpart of
- He got a tattoo that stood for his love of fishing.