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1. withstand

verb. ['wɪθˈstænd'] resist or confront with resistance.

Synonyms

  • resist
  • brave
  • brave out
  • hold out
  • stand firm
  • weather
  • defy
  • hold
  • hold up

Antonyms

  • sit down
  • lie down
  • rush
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • wiðstandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word withstand


1. Noun, singular or mass
It’s able to grow rapidly during the summer and withstand hot, unfavorable climates and conditions.

2. Verb, base form
Choose items that you know will withstand time and could be passed down to the next generation.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They withstand corrosion and high temperatures.

Quotes containing the word withstand


1. Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

2. I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.
- L.M. Montgomery

3. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

2. withstand

verb. ['wɪθˈstænd'] stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.

Synonyms

  • fight down
  • stand up
  • remain firm
  • stand out
  • hold up
  • resist
  • stand
  • outbrave
  • stand firm
  • hold out
  • defend
  • fight
  • defy
  • hold off
  • fight back
  • hold

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • refrain
  • lie
  • sit

Etymology

  • wiðstandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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