withstand

In the story of the three little pigs, only the house made of brick was able to withstand the huffing and puffing of the Big Bad Wolf. To withstand is to hold up against something strong.

Withstand means to stand your ground against a powerful and negative force. A lot of toys can withstand rough treatment, but CDs definitely can't. And hopefully, you can withstand the pressures of school and work! If you can withstand a lot of criticism, it means you can take it without giving up.

Definitions of withstand
  1. verb
    resist or confront with resistance
    “The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear”
    synonyms: defy, hold, hold up
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    types:
    brave, brave out, endure, weather
    face and withstand with courage
    type of:
    hold out, resist, stand firm
    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
  2. verb
    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    synonyms: hold out, resist, stand firm
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    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender
    give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
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    stand out
    be stubborn in resolution or resistance
    stand up
    refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
    outbrave
    resist bravely
    hold off
    resist and fight to a standoff
    remain firm, stand
    hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    defy, hold, hold up
    resist or confront with resistance
    brave, brave out, endure, weather
    face and withstand with courage
    type of:
    defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose
    fight against or resist strongly
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