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Synonyms for stand by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stand by(verb)

    not act or do anything

    "He just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators"

    stick by, stick around, stick about, stick, adhere

  2. stand by, stick around, stick about(verb)

    be available or ready for a certain function or service

    stay, stay put, stick, stick about, adhere, stick around, stick by

  3. stand by, stick by, stick, adhere(verb)

    be loyal to

    "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"

    stupefy, stick by, baffle, stick, perplex, cleave, bond, get, mystify, flummox, cling, bind, beat, stick around, nonplus, dumbfound, cohere, lodge, sting, hold fast, stick about, deposit, amaze, stick to, stay put, gravel, stay, bewilder, wedge, vex, pose, puzzle, adhere


  1. stand by(verb)

    go to the wall for someone

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stand by

    Help expresses greater dependence and deeper need than aid. In extremity we say "God help me!" rather than "God aid me!" In time of danger we cry "help! help!" rather than "aid! aid!" To aid is to second another's own exertions. We can speak of helping the helpless, but not of aiding them. Help includes aid, but aid may fall short of the meaning of help. In law to aid or abet makes one a principal. (Compare synonyms for ACCESSORY.) To cooperate is to aid as an equal; to assist implies a subordinate and secondary relation. One assists a fallen friend to rise; he cooperates with him in helping others. Encourage refers to mental aid, as uphold now usually does; succor and support, oftenest to material assistance. We encourage the timid or despondent, succor the endangered, support the weak, uphold those who else might be shaken or cast down. Compare ABET; PROMOTE.

    abet, aid, assist, befriend, cooperate, encourage, foster, help, second, succor, support, sustain, uphold

    counteract, discourage, oppose, resist, thwart, withstand

    Help in an enterprise with money; help to success; against the enemy.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stand by

    stand near, be near

  2. stand by

    support, assist, aid, help, defend, side with, stand for, not desert

  3. stand by

    defend, maintain, vindicate, make good, justify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stand by

    befriend, vindicate, advocate, defend, maintain

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How to use stand by in a sentence?

  1. Selahattin Demirtas:

    We stand by our people who resist the tanks and shelling.

  2. Heath Hyde:

    While we respect the Judge's decision and take responsibility for recklessly not following through doctor recommended follow-ups, we stand by the fact( that her son) had medical problems as verified by the numerous rounds of( tests) and procedures performed by various doctors that were determined by their independent evaluation, these procedures would not have been done but for existing problems.

  3. Ashley Kavanaugh:

    I know he's gon na stand by me, he called me this afternoon and said he's standing by me.

  4. Jackie Speier:

    I cannot stand by while these provisions are slipped into an otherwise excellent bill through underhanded maneuvers that run contrary to our democratic process.

  5. Peking University:

    In the May 4 era, the students' behavior resonated with the whole country, but today, not even Peking University students stand by( their activist classmates) -- so how can society be changed in this way ?

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