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  Definition of Withstand
  1. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
  2. resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
Similar Words: resist, hold out, stand firm, defy, hold, hold up

 

Hyponyms: stand out, stand up, outbrave, hold off, stand, remain firm, defy, hold, hold up, weather, endure, brave, brave out

 

Derivational Morphology: defender, withstander, holdout, resistance

 

 
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