Dictionary Results for resist

1. resist - verb

· elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"

Synonym(s): defy, refuse

Hypernym(s): elude, escape

2. resist - verb

· stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonym(s): hold_out, withstand, stand_firm

Hypernym(s): fight, oppose, fight_back, fight_down, defend

Antonym(s): surrender

3. resist - verb

· express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"

Synonym(s): protest, dissent

Hypernym(s): oppose, controvert, contradict

4. resist - verb

· withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

Synonym(s): stand, fend

Hypernym(s): fight, oppose, fight_back, fight_down, defend

5. resist - verb

· resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

Synonym(s): reject, refuse

Hypernym(s): react, respond

6. resist - verb

· refuse to comply

Synonym(s): balk, baulk, jib

Hypernym(s): disobey

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