stand against


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stand against

v.
1. To stand next to or rest against something: He stood against the frame of the door.
2. To oppose something: Many of the students stood against the war.
3. To compete with someone in a race for elected office: She announced her intention to stand against the incumbent in the next election.
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He added,"Fidel strongly advocated for a better world characterised by justice and sovereign equality and always supported his stand against illegal blockades, economic coercion and advocated for the peaceful solution to conflict through constructive and respectful dialogue.
The Iranian President also called for unity and cooperation among the independent countries to stand against pressures by the United States and Washington's efforts to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and sow discord among them.
We unite with all other sectors, non-government organizations, the few government agencies and fewer members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, that have taken a stand against the killings,' the artists said.
The PTI chairman also called on the entire nation to stand against the 'corrupt' prime minister by urging them to participate in the rally.
Following the disgraceful attack on a minibus which transported Dundalk fans to the venue for Derry's last home fixture, the powers that be are taking a stand against those who are intent on attacking visitors.
For the first time, teacher unions had taken a firm stand against Punjab government.
We should strengthen the pillars of our power to stand against the enemies, the head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said.
Najaf / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened to stand against any laws or legislation lurking the reform project that he is calling for, including what the civic activist Hanaa Edward is calling for , who has previous positions of Islam and the Muslim veil and the legislation of marriage.
If councillors won't stand against cuts let's elect ones who will.
Summary: It is time that we take a stand against sexual assaults because together we can bring an end to such heinous acts
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined importance of the Friday parliamentary elections in Iran, and said the Iranian people favor legislators who bravely and vigilantly stand against the US plots.
Continuing assessments on the increasing pressures, Krol stated that Where ever you look in the world, if basic human rights are being oppressed they need to stand against It.
The 47-year-old Frenchman is challenging incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the top job in world football but he needs the backing of at least five national associations to stand against the 78-year-old Swiss who has been in office since 1998.
Damascus, SANA-Deir Ezzor sheikhs, dignitaries, MPs and different families affirmed they stand against and reject terrorism with all its forms, particularly the terrorist organization of the so-called "The State of Iraq and Cham.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Chairman of Fadhila Party's Bloc Amar Tu'ma called for expediting the formation of the Iraqi government and to have a unified stand against Da'ish organization to end its presence in the country.