Synonyms and Antonyms of stood for
to give permission for or to approve of
- They would not stand for their children missing curfew.
authorized, commissioned, licensed (also licenced)
acceded (to), acquiesced, agreed (to), assented (to), consented (to), OK'd (or okayed), warranted
accorded, conceded, granted, sanctioned, vouchsafed
admitted, brooked, condoned, countenanced, endured, supported, tolerated
hindered, impeded, obstructed
censured, denied, disallowed, disapproved, interdicted, refused, rejected, revoked, suppressed, withheld
deplored, discountenanced, disfavored, disliked, frowned (at or on), grudged
checked, curbed, kept, repressed, restrained
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
- The nanny did not stand for whining from the children.
abided (also abode), absorbed, accepted, bode (or bided) [chiefly dialect], bore, brooked, countenanced, endured, hacked, handled, met, pocketed, stomached, stood, stuck out, supported, sustained, sweat out (or sweated out), tolerated, took, went, wore [British]
allowed, permitted, suffered, swallowed
acquiesced, agreed (with or to), assented (to), capitulated, consented (to), respected, submitted (to), yielded (to)
declined, dismissed, refused, rejected, repudiated, spurned, turned down
combated (or combatted), contested, fought, opposed, resisted
avoided, bypassed, circumvented, dodged, eluded, escaped, evaded, missed
abstained (from), forbore, refrained (from)
to serve as a material counterpart of
- He got a tattoo that stood for his love of fishing.