What does the word withstand mean
The word 'withstand' means 'to resist successfully', 'to put up with' or 'to tolerate'. Depending on the context within which word is used, it can also mean to resist or oppose.
well to withstand trials means to overcome them...like they are tough, but you are still there, getting through it...
it means to be strong enough to stand up to somebody or remain unchanged by something such as extremes of heat or pressure.