how to pronounce withstand


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withstand is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of withstand in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 200 years and withstand earthquakes and …”

meanings of withstand


  1. To resist or endure (something) successfully.
  2. To oppose (something) forcefully.

withstand frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word withstand occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics withstand can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that withstand can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to withstand


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