To stand for
|To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to maintain, or to profess or attempt to maintain; to defend.|
|To be in the place of; to be the substitute or representative of; to represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure stands for nothing.|
|To tolerate; as, I won't stand for any delay.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.