Definition of withstand:
go for, halt, stretch forth, hold up, extend, harbor, bind, curb, stomach, nurse, deem, concord, hold in, reject, defy, exsert, lump, endure, reserve, carry, sustain, stand up, oblige, keep, retain, refuse, tolerate, fend, dare, survive, delay, take for, last, support, accommodate, guard, declare, hold firm, keep back, stand up to, take hold, jib, swallow, accept, confine, agree, detain, hold out, throw, bear, stand firm, resist, concur, entertain, take, apply, restrain, brook, control, obtain, abide, have got, prevail, baulk, admit, have, hold, stand pat, obligate, arrest, live on, hold water, go, adjudge, stick up, give, book, wear, moderate, suffer, view as, contain, stand up against, make, stretch out, check, harbour, live, put out, hold back, balk, maintain.
- contend (part of speech: verb)
- resist (part of speech: verb)
- "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
- "Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement", Alva Agee.
One can fight against men, but one cannot fight against the pestilence, and I do not believe that if the citizens knew that a great Dutch army was marching on London, and that they would have to withstand a dreadful siege, they would be moved with fear as they are now.- "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.