stand up for (third-person singular simple present stands up for, present participle standing up for, simple past and past participle stood up for)
- (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.
- 2000 December 3, J. Stewart Burns, Futurama, episode 32: “The Cryonic Woman”,
- Michelle: Quit standing up for yourself, Fry. When we get back to the hole we are going to have a long, boring talk about our relationship!
to speak or act in support or defense of