Synonyms of stand
1 be upright • She was standing beside my bed staring down at me.
be on your feet
2 get to your feet • Becker stood and shook hands with Ben.
get to your feet
rise • He rose slowly from his chair.
straighten up • He straightened up and slipped his hands in his pockets.
pick yourself up
find your feet
3 be located • The house stands alone on top of a small hill.
be • The church is on the other side of the town.
be situated or located
4 be valid • The supreme court says the convictions still stand.
be in force
stay • Hundreds of people defied army orders to stay at home.
exist • the social climate which existed 20 years ago
remain in operation
5 putDictionary • Stand the plant in the open in a sunny, sheltered place.
put • She put her bag on the floor.
place • Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
position • Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
set • He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
mount • The fuel tank is mounted on the side of the truck.
lean • She was feeling tired and was glad to lean against him.
prop • He propped his bike against the fence.
6 sitDictionary • The salad improves if made in the open and left to stand.
sit • Our new house sat next to a stream.
rest • He rested his arms on the back of the chair.
7 resistDictionary • Ancient wisdom has stood the test of time.
resist • They resisted our attempts to modernize distribution.
withstand • A politician has to be able to withstand criticism from the Press.
wear (British, slang)
weather • The company has weathered the recession.
defy • This was the first time that I had dared to defy her.
stand up to
hold out against
stand firm against
8 tolerateDictionary • He hates vegetables and can't stand curry.
tolerate • She can no longer tolerate the position that she's in.
bear • He bore his sufferings manfully.
abide • I can't abide people who can't make up their minds.
suffer • She doesn't suffer fools gladly and, in her view, most people are fools.
stomach • I could never stomach the cruelty involved in the wounding of animals.
endure • I simply can't endure another moment of her company.
brook • The army will brook no weakening of its power.
hack (slang) • I can't hack all the violence
9 takeDictionary • I can't stand any more. I'm going to run away.
take • His rudeness was becoming hard to take.
bear • The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
experience • couples who have experienced the trauma of divorce
sustain • Every aircraft in there has sustained some damage.
endure • He'd endured years of pain and sleepless nights because of arthritis.
undergo • New recruits have been undergoing training in recent weeks.
put up with (informal)
countenance • He would not countenance his daughter marrying while she was still a student.
1 positionDictionary • His tough stand won some grudging admiration.
position • He usually takes a moderate position.
attitude • the general change in attitude towards them
stance • They have maintained a consistently neutral stance.
standpoint • From my standpoint, you know, this thing is just ridiculous.
2 stallDictionary • She bought a hot dog from a stand on a street corner.
stall • market stalls selling local fruits
kiosk • I was getting cigarettes at the kiosk.
table • I placed his drink on the small table.
3 grandstandDictionary • The people in the stands are cheering with all their might.
4 supportDictionary • The teapot came with a stand to catch the drips.
base • The mattress is best on a solid bed base.
platform • Nick finished his speech and jumped down from the platform.
stage • I went on stage and did my show.
rack • a luggage rack
bracket • adjustable wall brackets
dais • She sat on the dais along with the other guests of honour.
5 rankDictionary • Luckily there was a taxi stand near-by.
rank • He eventually rose to the rank of captain.
station • The vast majority knew their station in life and kept to it.
place • the place where the temple actually stood
stop • The last stop in his lengthy tour was Paris.
stay • An experienced Italian guide is provided during your stay.
rest • He took a rest from teaching.
halt • Air traffic has been brought to a halt.
standstill • Production is more or less at a standstill.
stopover • The Sunday flights will make a stopover in Paris.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ stand aside
▷ stand by
PHRASE:▷ stand in for someone
▷ stand up
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• I can't abide people who can't make up their minds.
put up with,
put up with,
attitudeYour attitude to something is the way that you think and feel about it, especially when this shows in the way you behave.
• the general change in attitude towards them
point of view,
frame of mind
point of view,
frame of mind
baseThe base of an object that has several sections and that rests on a surface is the lower section of it.
• The mattress is best on a solid bed base.
Thesaurus for stand from the Collins English Thesaurus
to be or cause to be in an erect or upright position