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Definitions of resist

  1. To oppose or obstruct; withstand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To be distasteful to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To oppose; try to conquer or ward off. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To strive against: to oppose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To oppose; with stand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To make opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To offer opposition; refuse to obey or agree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. elude, esp. in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To withstand; to act in opposition to; to strive against; to baflle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To act in opposition to; to strive or act against; to withstand; to make opposition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Something that resists or prevents a certain action; Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A substance applied to a surface, as of metal, to prevent the action on it of acid or other chemical agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. RESISTIBILITY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Resistance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A substance to preserve the parts white in calico-printing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A sort of paste or mixture to preserve portions of white colour in print-dyeing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Resistible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for resist

  1. She paused, and gave him a look he could not resist – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. Why, the very thought of you has helped me to resist things! – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
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