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with·stand

 (wĭth-stănd′, wĭth-)
v. with·stood (-sto͝od′), with·stand·ing, with·stands
v.tr.
1. To resist or oppose with determined effort: The soldiers withstood the attack.
2. To be undamaged or unaffected by: The house withstood the storm.
v.intr.
To resist or endure successfully.

[Middle English withstanden, from Old English withstandan : with, against; see with + standan, to stand; see stand.]

withstand

(wɪðˈstænd)
vb, -stands, -standing or -stood
1. (tr) to stand up to forcefully; resist
2. (intr) to remain firm in endurance or opposition
withˈstander n

with•stand

(wɪθˈstænd, wɪð-)

v. -stood, -stand•ing. v.t.
1. to resist or oppose, esp. successfully: to withstand the invaders; to withstand temptation.
2. to bear; tolerate the effects of: to withstand pain.
v.i.
3. to stand in opposition; resist.
syn: See oppose.

withstand


Past participle: withstood
Gerund: withstanding

Imperative
withstand
withstand
Present
I withstand
you withstand
he/she/it withstands
we withstand
you withstand
they withstand
Preterite
I withstood
you withstood
he/she/it withstood
we withstood
you withstood
they withstood
Present Continuous
I am withstanding
you are withstanding
he/she/it is withstanding
we are withstanding
you are withstanding
they are withstanding
Present Perfect
I have withstood
you have withstood
he/she/it has withstood
we have withstood
you have withstood
they have withstood
Past Continuous
I was withstanding
you were withstanding
he/she/it was withstanding
we were withstanding
you were withstanding
they were withstanding
Past Perfect
I had withstood
you had withstood
he/she/it had withstood
we had withstood
you had withstood
they had withstood
Future
I will withstand
you will withstand
he/she/it will withstand
we will withstand
you will withstand
they will withstand
Future Perfect
I will have withstood
you will have withstood
he/she/it will have withstood
we will have withstood
you will have withstood
they will have withstood
Future Continuous
I will be withstanding
you will be withstanding
he/she/it will be withstanding
we will be withstanding
you will be withstanding
they will be withstanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been withstanding
you have been withstanding
he/she/it has been withstanding
we have been withstanding
you have been withstanding
they have been withstanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been withstanding
you will have been withstanding
he/she/it will have been withstanding
we will have been withstanding
you will have been withstanding
they will have been withstanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been withstanding
you had been withstanding
he/she/it had been withstanding
we had been withstanding
you had been withstanding
they had been withstanding
Conditional
I would withstand
you would withstand
he/she/it would withstand
we would withstand
you would withstand
they would withstand
Past Conditional
I would have withstood
you would have withstood
he/she/it would have withstood
we would have withstood
you would have withstood
they would have withstood
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.withstand - resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
stand firm, withstand, hold out, resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
brave, brave out, weather, endure - face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements"
2.withstand - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
fight down, oppose, fight, fight back, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
stand out - be stubborn in resolution or resistance
stand up - refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
outbrave - resist bravely; "He outbraved the enemy"
hold off - resist and fight to a standoff; "Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off"
remain firm, stand - hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
defy, withstand, hold up, hold - resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

withstand

verb resist, take, face, suffer, bear, weather, oppose, take on, cope with, brave, confront, combat, endure, defy, tolerate, put up with (informal), thwart, stand up to, hold off, grapple with, hold out against, stand firm against A politician has to be able to withstand criticism from the Press.
give way to, succumb to, give in to, surrender to, yield to, capitulate to, relent to

withstand

verb
1. To oppose actively and with force:
Idioms: mount resistance, put up a fight, stand up to.
2. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
Translations
يَصْمُد، يَحْتَمِل، يَتَحَمَّل
modstå
òola, standast
izturētnepadotiespretoties
dayanmakkarşı koymak

withstand

[wɪθˈstænd] (withstood (pt, pp)) [wɪθˈstʊd] VTresistir, aguantar

withstand

[wɪðˈstænd] [withstood] [wɪðˈstʊd] (pt, pp) vtrésister à; [+ pain] → supporter

withstand

pret, ptp <withstood>
vt cold, scrutiny, pressurestandhalten (+dat); enemy, climate, attack, temptation alsotrotzen (+dat); persuasion etcwiderstehen (+dat); lossverkraften

withstand

[wɪθˈstænd] (withstood (pt, pp)) [wɪθˈstud] vtresistere a

withstand

(wiðˈstӕnd) past tense, past participle withˈstood (-ˈstud) verb
to oppose or resist (successfully). They withstood the siege for eight months.

withstand

vi. resistir, soportar, sufrir.
References in classic literature ?
But," rejoined the officer, "could any balloon withstand the wear and tear of such velocity?
He was so used to submitting to Prince Vasili's tone of careless self-assurance that he felt he would be unable to withstand it now, but he also felt that on what he said now his future depended- whether he would follow the same old road, or that new path so attractively shown him by the Masons, on which he firmly believed he would be reborn to a new life.
Astok saw that he could not for long withstand the cunning craft of that terrible sword hand.
With this thought as an ally her words took on a plausibility hard to withstand.
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken-- this is effected by maneuvers direct and indirect.
Dorothy ran down and helped the Scarecrow to his feet, and the Lion came up to her, feeling rather bruised and sore, and said, "It is useless to fight people with shooting heads; no one can withstand them.
As he went, the pangs of hunger grew so strong that, unable to withstand them, he jumped into a field to pick a few grapes that tempted him.
But several facts passed: Charles pressed for them with an impertinence that the undergraduate could not withstand.
Now, therefore, let us all do as I say; let our squires hold our horses by the trench, but let us follow Hector in a body on foot, clad in full armour, and if the day of their doom is at hand the Achaeans will not be able to withstand us.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.
I don't think any man could withstand our mistress.
I could not withstand that look, nor could I, on second thought, have deserted my rescuer without giving as good an account of myself in his behalf as he had in mine.