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Synonyms for withstand
wɪθˈstænd, wɪð-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, withstand, hold, hold up(verb)

    resist or confront with resistance

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

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, stand up, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, hold out, take hold, bind, defy, hold up, arrest, dare, live, take, have, concord, survive, live on, check, make, take for, go for, stand firm, keep, defend, control, harbor, deem, throw, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, stick up, last, confine, hold water, have got, go, endure, restrain, declare, agree, hold in, delay, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, refuse, resist, detain, bear

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    Synonyms:
    live, exsert, reject, hold firm, stand pat, stand, last, refuse, stretch forth, wear, hold up, hold out, fend, stand fast, hold, balk, live on, dissent, put out, stretch out, extend, jib, go, endure, stand firm, defy, baulk, survive, protest, resist

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. withstand

    Synonyms:
    deny, disallow, disapprove, forbid, protest, refuse, reject, resist

    Antonyms:
    admit, allow, concede, consent to, grant, let, permit, sanction, suffer, tolerate, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. withstand

    Synonyms:
    oppose, resist, confront, thwart, face

    Antonyms:
    yield, surrender, submit, acquiesce, countenance, support, encourage, aid, abet, back

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. withstand(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    resist, oppose, face, confront, strive against, stand against, make a stand against, not submit to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "withstand":

    resist, endure, bear, stand

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How to use withstand in a sentence?

  1. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation:

    Al Qaeda in Iraq, which is ISIS' predecessor, was known for having fighters who would take amphetamines which would allow them to withstand the pain of being shot by bullets, for example, it would make them more fearsome on the battlefield, and this seems to be very similar in principle.

  2. George Washington:

    Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

  3. Michael Hewson:

    Continued expectation of easier central bank policy has helped underpin equity markets after a turbulent few months, investors are veering between confidence that the U.S. economy is still performing well enough to withstand a rate rise, to an expectation that if it's not, the Fed will remain on hold.

  4. Bryden Teich:

    No one can predict where oil prices are going to be in six months or a year. So for us, we're trying to pick companies that can withstand a period of lower prices for longer.

  5. Adrian Adams:

    Clearly we are very familiar with the broader environment, but we believe the nature of the transaction at this particular point in time will withstand any speculation in the future, this is all about the structure we have in place, the platform and the opportunity.

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