Synonyms for stand up

Synonyms for (verb) stand up

Synonyms: stick up, stand up

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

Similar words: fend for, support, defend

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

Similar words: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist

Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonyms: stand, stand up

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

Synonyms: stand, stand up, place upright

Definition: put into an upright position

Usage: Can you stand the bookshelf up?

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

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

Synonyms: rise, arise, stand up, get up, uprise

Definition: rise to one's feet

Usage: The audience got up and applauded

Similar words: change posture

Definition: undergo a change in bodily posture

Synonyms: stand up, hold up, hold water

Definition: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

Usage: Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water

Similar words: go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive

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?

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