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 for stand for
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stand for
      v 1: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a
           symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn:
           typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for,
           represent]
      2: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
         example sentence would show what this word means" [syn:
         mean, intend, signify, stand for]
      3: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because
         of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in
         Greek stands for an 's' in Latin" [syn: represent, stand
         for, correspond]
      4: tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
         [syn: stand for, hold still for]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "stand for":
     abide, abide with, advert to, affirm, allege, allude to, announce,
     annunciate, approach anchorage, argue, assert, assever, asseverate,
     aver, avouch, avow, be construed as, be indicative of,
     be significant of, be symptomatic of, be taken as, bear,
     bear down on, bear down upon, bear up for, bear up to, bear with,
     bespeak, betoken, bide, blink at, brave, breathe, brook,
     characterize, close with, condone, connive at, connote, contend,
     countenance, declare, denominate, denote, designate, differentiate,
     disclose, display, emblematize, endure, entail, enunciate, express,
     fetch, figure, finger, give evidence, give token, go aboard,
     go alongside, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, have, hear of,
     highlight, hint, hold, identify, imply, import, indicate, indulge,
     insist, involve, issue a manifesto, lay aboard, lay down, lay for,
     lay in, lie in, lump, lump it, maintain, make, make at, make for,
     manifest, manifesto, mark, mean, name, note, overlook, persevere,
     pick out, point at, point out, point to, predicate, proclaim,
     profess, pronounce, protest, put, put away for, put in,
     put into port, put it, put up with, reach, refer to, reveal,
     run for, sail for, say, select, set down, show, signify, speak,
     speak out, speak up, specify, spell, stand, stand on, state,
     steer toward, stick, stigmatize, stomach, submit, suffer, suggest,
     support, sustain, symbol, symbolize, symptomatize, symptomize,
     take up with, testify, tolerate, typify, wink at
  
  

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