Stand Up For/ To
Stand Up For
= to defend a person/ group or idea who is being criticized or attacked
Ex: If we see someone getting bullied, we should “stand up for them” and defend them from the bully.
Ex: I’m proud that I wasn’t afraid to “stand up for myself” when they said something bad about me.
Ex: We should all “stand up for the fair treatment of all humans in the world” and help those in need of help.
Stand Up To
= to hold and defend your position when being challenged
Ex: He “stood up to his parents” when they told him to stay home, and he told them he was leaving.
Ex: If the bully says something mean, she will “stand up to him” and tell him to stop. She won’t run away.
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