Synonyms for stand by

Synonyms for (verb) stand by

Synonyms: stick about, stick around, stand by

Definition: be available or ready for a certain function or service

Similar words: wait

Definition: stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

Usage: I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets

Synonyms: stand by, stick, stick by, adhere

Definition: be loyal to

Usage: She stood by her husband in times of trouble; The friends stuck together through the war

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms: stand by

Definition: not act or do anything

Usage: He just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators

Similar words: forbear, refrain

Definition: resist doing something

Usage: He refrained from hitting him back; she could not forbear weeping

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