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stand for (2)

Meaning: If a person or an organisation stands for certain ideals or principles, they believe in and support those ideals or principles.

Synonym: represent

For example:

  • stand for sth If you started a political party, what values and principles would it stand for?

  • stand for sth The Democratic People's Party say they stand for social justice and civil rights.

Quick Quiz:

An organization that stands for the rights of animals should
  1. help and protect animals
  2. trade in wild animals
  3. use animals in experiments

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