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Definition 1: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for withstand in the sense of this definition

(withstand is a kind of ...) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

(... is a kind of withstand ) be stubborn in resolution or resistance

(... is a kind of withstand ) refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

(... is a kind of withstand ) resist bravely

"He outbraved the enemy"

(... is a kind of withstand ) resist and fight to a standoff

"Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off"

(... is a kind of withstand ) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

(... is a kind of withstand ) resist or confront with resistance

"The politician defied public opinion" "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear" "The bridge held"

Definition 2: resist or confront with resistance - [verb of stative]

Samples where withstand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The politician defied public opinion
  • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
  • The bridge held

Synonyms for withstand in the sense of this definition

(withstand is a kind of ...) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

(... is a kind of withstand ) face and withstand with courage

"She braved the elements"

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