Synonyms of resist


1. defy, resist, refuse, elude, escape

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

2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend

usage: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

3. protest, resist, dissent, oppose, controvert, contradict

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

4. resist, stand, fend, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend

usage: 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"

5. resist, reject, refuse, react, respond

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

6. resist, balk, baulk, jib, disobey

usage: refuse to comply

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Definition and meaning of resist (Dictionary)