stand for

Definitions of stand for
  1. verb
    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    synonyms: represent, symbolise, symbolize, typify
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    be, embody, personify
    represent, as of a character on stage
    epitomise, epitomize, typify
    embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    body, personify
    invest with or as with a body; give body to
    exemplify, represent
    be characteristic of
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    intend, mean
    mean or intend to express or convey
  2. verb
    denote or connote
    synonyms: intend, mean, signify
    signify
    convey or express a meaning
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    denote, refer
    have as a meaning
    convolute, pervert, sophisticate, twist, twist around
    practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    euphemise, euphemize
    refer to something with a euphemism
    come back, hark back, recall, return
    go back to something earlier
    identify, name
    give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    apply
    refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
    slur
    speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur
    express, state
    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  3. verb
    take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    “Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin”
    synonyms: correspond, represent
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    be, equal
    be identical or equivalent to
  4. verb
    tolerate or bear
    “I won't stand for this kind of behavior!”
    synonyms: hold still for
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    abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
    put up with something or somebody unpleasant
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