bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking.
forced to bear a tragic loss
suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing.
suffering many insults
endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties.
endured years of rejection
abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest.
cannot abide their rudeness
tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful.
refused to tolerate such treatment
stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching.
unable to stand teasing
Examples of stand in a Sentence
She was standing near the window.
He was standing next to me.
All of the seats on the bus were taken so we had to stand.
He can stand using a cane.
He was standing in a puddle of water.
The deer stood still, listening for danger.
We had to stand in line for over an hour.
Two bowling pins were left standing.
A shovel and rake stood in the corner.
She stood the ladder against the house. Noun
The team insured their victory with an impressive goal-line stand.
The army is preparing to make a stand against the enemy.
students making a stand against the war
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Recent Examples on the Web
Yet, in streets ravaged by the floods, residents of the buildings still standing were adamant on staying in their homes.—Sarah El Sirgany, CNN, 23 Sep. 2023 Why is a girl from Timmins, Ontario standing here getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?—Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 Ukraine has been asking since last year for ATACMS, which stands for Army Tactical Missile System.—Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 Maybe set up regular meetings to discuss where things stand.—Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 The candidates are arranged on stage based on their order in polls that meet standards set by the RNC, with higher-performing candidates standing closer to center stage.—CBS News, 22 Sep. 2023 In 1965, Huerta stood beside striking grape-farm workers as growers tried to run them over with cars and pointed rifles at them.—Time, 21 Sep. 2023 Even Google’s search rivals Microsoft and DuckDuckGo, which stand to benefit the most if the government wins, don’t have people watching the trial every day.—WIRED, 21 Sep. 2023 Not only do visitors peruse lemonade stands on Bell Street, but according to Council President Angela DeBernardo, the community sale also attracts visitors to the downtown area.—Matt Leavitt, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2023
For more on Kerry Washington's life story and new memoir, pick up a copy of PEOPLE, on stands Friday.—Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 24 Sep. 2023 The cordless charging stand provides up to 35 minutes of use on a single charge.—Alyssa Rotunno, Travel + Leisure, 19 Sep. 2023 Brett Anderson This former food-hall stand serving fare from the coastal southwest region of Kerala in India has found a larger home for its loud flavors, courtesy of the owners Margaret Pak and Vinod Kalathil.—Melissa Clark, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 The coming community space is slated to include food truck/food stand spots that people from the local area can rent.—Haeven Gibbons, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 Police said Queen had walked over to a concession stand to buy a cold drink when shots rang out.—Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 In front of each person is a stand with a musical score.—Kriston Capps, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 And, yes, there are already companies selling special sideways charging stands.—Heather Kelly, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 For the traditionalists, then, the synod is something like a last stand, where the legacy of two Popes just past will converge with the determination of the present one.—Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English standan; akin to Old High German stantan, stān to stand, Latin stare, Greek histanai to cause to stand, set, histasthai to stand, be standing