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withstand

[ with-stand, with- ]
/ w瑟胃藞st忙nd, w瑟冒- /
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verb (used with object), with路stood, with路stand路ing.
to stand or hold out against; resist or oppose, especially successfully: to withstand rust; to withstand the invaders; to withstand temptation.
verb (used without object), with路stood, with路stand路ing.
to stand in opposition; resist.
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Origin of withstand

First recorded before 900; Middle English withstanden,Old English withstandan (see with-, stand); cognate with Old Norse vithstanda; akin to German widerstehen

synonym study for withstand

1. See oppose.

OTHER WORDS FROM withstand

with路stand路er, nounwith路stand路ing路ness, nounun路with路stand路ing, adjectiveun路with路stood, adjective
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How to use withstand in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for withstand

withstand
/ (w瑟冒藞st忙nd) /

verb -stands, -standing or -stood
(tr) to stand up to forcefully; resist
(intr) to remain firm in endurance or opposition

Derived forms of withstand

withstander, noun
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