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Definition of stand for:

  1. To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of ( another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.

Synonyms:

mean, comprise, promote, suffer, will, constitute, agree, intend, speak up for, correspond, epitomize, hold still for, act, endorse, canvass, endure, destine, jibe, get behind, suggest, take, allow, typify, tally, ally, check, indicate, represent, proclaim, support, back, volunteer, permit, equate, get in, think, entail, imply, campaign, run, do something of your own accord, content yourself with something, defend, stand, epitomise, be agreeable to something, designate, symbolize, have in mind, denote, betray, play, agree with, identify, be only too glad/pleased/happy (to do something), volition, align, exemplify, readiness, sweep to/from power, gibe, sympathize, symbolise, fit, match, present, think of, be, stage, hold, signify, lay out, specify, interpret, map, make up.