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Verb: stand firm  stand furm
  1. Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    - resist, hold out, withstand, dispute [archaic]
     
  2. Refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
    - stand pat, hold firm, stand fast

Derived forms: standing firm, stood firm, stands firm

See also: stand

Type of: defend, dispute, fight, fight back, fight down, insist, oppose, take a firm stand