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    Smile The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose harsh weather conditions.



    Do all of the words between slashes fit into the above context and convey the same idea? Thanks.

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    Re: The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose harsh weather conditions.



    Do all of the words between slashes fit into the above context and convey the same idea? Thanks.

    does "withstand" mean the same as "stand"?

    "i can't stand loosing you" = "i can't withstand loosing you" ??

    thanks


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    Re: The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose harsh weather conditions.



    Do all of the words between slashes fit into the above context and convey the same idea? Thanks.
    The one that would most commonly be used about building materials is "withstand". "Resist" might also be applicable.

    Neither endure nor oppose will work with "material".


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    Re: The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Does "withstand" mean the same as "stand"?

    "I can't stand losing you" = "I can't withstand losing you" ??

    thanks
    "withstand" is not the same as "stand". It means to be proof against something, or not be changed by something, or to oppose a person or thing successfully:

    The material withstands harsh weather conditions.

    Buildings in Japan are designed to withstand earthquakes.

    Shakespeare's plays have withstood many interpretations.

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    Re: The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "withstand" is not the same as "stand". It means to be proof against something, or not be changed by something, or to oppose a person or thing successfully:

    The material withstands harsh weather conditions.

    Buildings in Japan are designed to withstand earthquakes.

    Shakespeare's plays have withstood many interpretations.


    thank you very much, Anglika, but a doubt persists:

    i see i can't use withstand instead of stand.

    but, can i say "The material stands harsh weather conditions."?

    thanks,

    jc

    p.s.: i am just too lazy to use more capital letters in my messages !

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    Re: The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    Thanks, Anglika.


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    Re: The new material is designed to withstand/endure/resist/oppose

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thank you very much, Anglika, but a doubt persists:

    i see i can't use withstand instead of stand.

    but, can i say "The material stands harsh weather conditions."?

    thanks,

    jc

    p.s.: i am just too lazy to use more capital letters in my messages !
    You could say it and be understood.

    Laziness - ah, the downfall of civilization - and clear communication.

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