stand_for
1. [ verb ] express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
Synonyms: represent symbolize typify symbolise
Examples:

"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

Related terms: mean embody represent typify symbol representation symbol symbolizing typification
2. [ verb ] denote or connote
Synonyms: mean signify intend
Examples:

"`maison' means `house' in French" "An example sentence would show what this word means"

Related terms: signify meaning meaning sign
3. [ verb ] take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
Synonyms: represent correspond
Examples:

"Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"

Related terms: equal symbolize representation
4. [ verb ] tolerate or bear
Synonyms: hold_still_for
Examples:

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

Related terms: endure
Similar spelling:   standing_for
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