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Synonyms for withstand
wɪθˈstænd, wɪð-with·stand

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, withstand, hold, hold upverb

    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 firmverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. withstandverb

    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. Stas Malavin:

    Our report is the hardest proof as of today that multicellular animals could withstand tens of thousands of years in cryptobiosis, the state of almost completely arrested metabolism.

  2. Barbara Walsh:

    It's amazing. Children are very resilient, and I think sometimes we don't realize how much they actually can withstand.

  3. Proverb:

    A mud hut cannot withstand great shocks.

  4. Stuart Glickman:

    It's a calculated bet that the shale producers in the U.S. can't withstand the pain the way OPEC can, and I think they're probably right.

  5. Penn State:

    I think there's enough resilience in the( Earth's) system that we can withstand one four-year term of Donald Trump, i'm not sure we can withstand two.


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