stand for

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stand for (third-person singular simple present stands for, present participle standing for, simple past and past participle stood for)

  1. (idiomatic, said of abbreviations) To mean; to symbolize; to represent
    The abbreviation CIA stands for "Central Intelligence Agency".
  2. To advocate, to support
  3. To tolerate
    We won't stand for that type of behaviour.

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