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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:

    resist, endure, bear, stand

How to pronounce withstand?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to use withstand in a sentence?

  1. Alex Hofford:

    It is clearly impossible that the pangolin species can withstand such high rates of poaching, trafficking and trade. Eight tonnes is outrageous.

  2. Tim Howard:

    When Alex Ferguson left I think there was a lot of people probably in the media( licking their) chops, excited for and looking for the slaughter that was about to come -- that was impending because unless the next manager came in and was absolutely perfect that was what was going to happen, david Moyes is one hell of a tough character. If anyone can withstand that and brush it off and move on it's David Moyes.

  3. 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.

  4. Dianne Feinstein:

    Free from political influence, and this starts at the very top. The FBI director does not serve the president. He serves the Constitution, the law and the American people. As such, the director of the FBI must be a leader who has the integrity and strength that will enable him to withstand any attempts at political interference.

  5. Nicola Fox:

    We've been inside the orbit of Mercury and done amazing things, but until you go and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions, why has it taken us 60 years ? The materials didn't exist to allow us to do it. We had to make a heat shield, and we love it. Something that can withstand the extreme hot and cold temperature shifts of its 24 orbits is revolutionary.


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