- 1to be strong enough not to be hurt or damaged by extreme conditions, the use of force, etc. synonym resist synonym stand up to
- 2 The materials used have to be able to withstand high temperatures. They had withstood siege, hunger, and deprivation.
NAmE//wɪθˈstænd//, NAmE//wɪðˈstænd//withstand something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they withstand
,he / she / it withstands
,past simple withstood
,-ing form withstanding