Definition: defend against attack or criticism
Usage: He stood up for his friend; She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student
Definition: argue or speak in defense of
Usage: She supported the motion to strike
Synonyms: stand up
Definition: refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Definition: be standing; be upright
Usage: We had to stand for the entire performance!
Similar words: rest
Definition: not move; be in a resting position
Definition: put into an upright position
Usage: Can you stand the bookshelf up?
Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location
Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point
Definition: rise to one's feet
Usage: The audience got up and applauded
Similar words: change posture
Definition: undergo a change in bodily posture
Definition: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Usage: Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water
Definition: continue to live through hardship or adversity
Usage: We went without water and food for 3 days; These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America; The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents; how long can a person last without food and water?