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re·sist

 (rĭ-zĭst′)
v. re·sist·ed, re·sist·ing, re·sists
v.tr.
1.
a. To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop: resisted the effort to close the school. See Synonyms at oppose.
b. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
2.
a. To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand: a crank that resists torque; a material that resists solar degradation.
b. To provide resistance to (an electrical current).
3. To keep from giving in to, engaging in, or enjoying: resisted pressure to conform; resisted investing in real estate.
v.intr.
To offer resistance.
n.
A substance that can cover and protect a surface, as from corrosion.

[Middle English resisten, from Old French resister, from Latin resistere : re-, re- + sistere, to place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

re·sist′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resister - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
naysayer - someone with an aggressively negative attitude
stonewaller - one who stonewalls or refuses to answer or cooperate; someone who delays by lengthy speeches etc.
2.resister - someone who offers oppositionresister - someone who offers opposition  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dueler, duelist, dueller, duellist - a person who fights duels
foe, foeman, enemy, opposition - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
Luddite - any opponent of technological progress
withstander - an opponent who resists with force or resolution; "obstinate withstanders of innovation"

resister

noun
One that opposes another in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate:
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resister

[ˈrɪzɪstəʳ] Ninsumiso/a m/f

resister

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