Synonyms of stand up


1. arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up, change posture

usage: rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded"

2. stand up, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm

usage: refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

3. stand, stand up, place upright, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

4. stand, stand up, rest

usage: be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

5. stand up, stick up, defend, support, fend for

usage: defend against attack or criticism; "He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"

6. stand up, hold up, hold water, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

usage: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

7. bristle, uprise, stand up

usage: rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"


1. stand-up, erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright

usage: requiring a standing position; "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic"

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