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Definition 1: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for resist in the sense of this definition

(resist is a kind of ...) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

(... is a kind of resist ) be stubborn in resolution or resistance

(... is a kind of resist ) refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

(... is a kind of resist ) resist bravely

"He outbraved the enemy"

(... is a kind of resist ) resist and fight to a standoff

"Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off"

(... is a kind of resist ) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

(... is a kind of resist ) resist or confront with resistance

"The politician defied public opinion" "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear" "The bridge held"

Definition 2: withstand the force of something - [verb of competition]

Samples where resist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The trees resisted her
  • stand the test of time
  • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Synonyms for resist in the sense of this definition

(resist is a kind of ...) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

(resist has a similar meaning as ...) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

Synonyms for resist in the sense of this definition

(resist is a kind of ...) refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

"He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

Samples where resist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dissent to the laws of the country

Synonyms for resist in the sense of this definition

(resist is a kind of ...) be resistant to

"The board opposed his motion"

(... is a kind of resist ) stop work in order to press demands

"The auto workers are striking for higher wages" "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"

(... is a kind of resist ) march in protest; take part in a demonstration

"Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"

(... is a kind of resist ) take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

(... is a kind of resist ) break with established customs

Definition 5: elude, especially in a baffling way - [verb of stative]

Samples where resist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This behavior defies explanation

Synonyms for resist in the sense of this definition

(resist is a kind of ...) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

(... is a kind of resist ) be beyond the resources of

"This beggars description!"

Definition 6: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ - [verb of stative]

Samples where resist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His body rejected the liver of the donor

Synonyms for resist in the sense of this definition

(resist is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

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