defy, withstand, hold, hold up(verb)
resist or confront with resistance
"The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
To resist or endure (something) successfully.
To oppose (something) forcefully.
Origin: wiðstandan (wið "against" + standan "to stand")
to stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments
Origin: [AS. wistandan. See With, prep., and Stand.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
with-stand′, v.t. to stand against: to oppose or resist:—pa.t. and pa.p. Withstood′.—n. Withstand′er.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To oppose; to resist; as, to withstand the attack of troops.
The numerical value of withstand in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of withstand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of withstand in a Sentence
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
People have to be alert, houses need structures that can withstand quakes.
The merlot won't be able to withstand the heat and it will have to be harvested earlier.
Our system and facilities were never structured to withstand the current influx of immigrants.
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