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Stand for


A.) Allow to occur or not. ‘Stand’ is used in the sense of one’s moral beliefs or political views, so to stand for something is to be a proponent, to not stand for is to be against.  “I won’t stand for this kind of talk in my house.”

B.) Stand for can also imply something that represents something else. “His USA button on his lapel means he stands for freedom.”

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