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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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. stand by(verb)

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

    Antonyms:
    counteract, discourage, oppose, resist, thwart, withstand

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stand by

    Synonyms:
    stand near, be near

  2. stand by

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

  3. stand by

    Synonyms:
    defend, maintain, vindicate, make good, justify

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How to say stand by in sign language?

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