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resist

resist - Dictionary definition and meaning for word resist

Definition
(verb) elude, especially in a baffling way
Synonyms : defy , refuse
Example Sentence
  • This behavior defies explanation

Definition
(verb) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Synonyms : hold out , stand firm , withstand

Definition
(verb) express opposition through action or words
Synonyms : dissent , protest
Example Sentence
  • dissent to the laws of the country

Definition
(verb) withstand the force of something
Synonyms : fend , stand
Example Sentence
  • The trees resisted her
  • stand the test of time
  • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Definition
(verb) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
Synonyms : refuse , reject
Example Sentence
  • His body rejected the liver of the donor

Definition
(verb) refuse to comply
Synonyms : balk , baulk , jib

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