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stand for

 
See:
stand
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to be a symbol of, or to represent.
The letters stand for numbers in the math problem.The color yellow often stands for "caution."
synonyms:
represent, symbolize
similar words:
denote, designate, express, mean
definition 2: to put up with.
She won't stand for me being late.
synonyms:
consent to, tolerate
similar words:
accept, approve of, permit, sanction