stand up for
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- (transitive) To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
- She stood up for me when no one else would, and I've never forgotten it.
- Those who don't stand up for their rights are apt to lose them.
- Though I disagreed with him, I respected him for standing up for what he believed in.