stand up for
Meaning: to defend an idea or a person against criticism or attackSynonym: stick up for, defend
- stand up for During the anti-war protests we all stood up for what we believed in, even if it meant being arrested by the police.
- stand up for My son wants to learn karate so he can stand up for himself if he's being bullied.
A teacher was fired for teaching her students about safe sex, but her students stood up for her by saying she was