Definition of Resist

1. Verb. Elude, especially in a baffling way. "This behavior defies explanation"

Exact synonyms: Defy, Refuse
Specialized synonyms: Beggar
Generic synonyms: Elude, Escape
Antonyms: Lend Oneself



2. Verb. Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.

3. Verb. Express opposition through action or words. "Dissent to the laws of the country"

4. Verb. Withstand the force of something. "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
Exact synonyms: Fend, Stand
Generic synonyms: Defend, Fight, Fight Back, Fight Down, Oppose
Related verbs: Remain Firm, Stand
Derivative terms: Fender, Fender, Fender, Fender, Resistant, Stand

5. Verb. Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ. "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
Exact synonyms: Refuse, Reject
Generic synonyms: React, Respond
Derivative terms: Resistant

6. Verb. Refuse to comply. "They resist moving "
Exact synonyms: Balk, Baulk, Jib
Generic synonyms: Disobey
Derivative terms: Balker, Baulker, Resistance, Resistant, Resister, Resister, Resistive

Definition of Resist

1. v. t. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.

2. v. i. To make opposition.

3. n. 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.

4. n. Something that resists or prevents a certain action;

Definition of Resist

1. Verb. (transitive) To attempt to counter the actions or effects of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To withstand the actions of. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To oppose. ¹

4. Noun. A protective coating or covering. ''Oxford English Dictionary'', 2nd ed., 1989. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resist

1. to strive against [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Resist

1. A substance used to prevent a colour or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the colour, etc, from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the colour so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibres. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Resist

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resinless
resinlike
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resinoid
resinoids
resinols
resinous
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resinousness
resins
resiny
resipiscence
resipiscences
resiquimod
resist (current term)
resistance-inducing factor
resistance-transfer factor
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resistance distance
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Literary usage of Resist

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"... therefore no marvel, if, where the flesh only bears sway (as it will in that man where no faith is to resist), if he sells his birthright, ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1847)
"He himself must do his utmost endeavour to resist and withstand the beginnings. Principiis obsta, " Give not water passage, no not a little," Ecclus. xxv. ..."

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