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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.

resist

(rɪˈzɪst)
vb
1. to stand firm (against); not yield (to); fight (against)
2. (tr) to withstand the deleterious action of; be proof against: to resist corrosion.
3. (tr) to oppose; refuse to accept or comply with: to resist arrest; to resist the introduction of new technology.
4. (tr) to refrain from, esp in spite of temptation (esp in the phrases cannot or could not resist (something))
n
(Chemistry) a substance used to protect something, esp a coating that prevents corrosion
[C14: from Latin resistere to stand still, oppose, from re- + sistere to stand firm]
reˈsister n
reˈsistible adj
reˌsistiˈbility n
reˈsistibly adv

re•sist

(rɪˈzɪst)

v.t.
1. to withstand, strive against, or oppose.
2. to withstand the action or effect of.
3. to refrain or abstain from, esp. with difficulty: They couldn't resist the chocolates.
v.i.
4. to act or make efforts in opposition.
n.
5. a substance that prevents or inhibits an effect, as a coating on a surface of a metallic printing plate that prevents or inhibits corrosion of the metal by acid.
6. a dye-resistant substance applied to specific areas of a fabric before its immersion in a dye bath and afterward removed, creating a pattern on a colored ground.
[1325–75; Middle English (v.) < Latin resistere to remain standing =re- re- + sistere to cause to stand, akin to stāre to stand]
re•sist′er, n.
re•sist′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See oppose.

resist


Past participle: resisted
Gerund: resisting

Imperative
resist
resist
Present
I resist
you resist
he/she/it resists
we resist
you resist
they resist
Preterite
I resisted
you resisted
he/she/it resisted
we resisted
you resisted
they resisted
Present Continuous
I am resisting
you are resisting
he/she/it is resisting
we are resisting
you are resisting
they are resisting
Present Perfect
I have resisted
you have resisted
he/she/it has resisted
we have resisted
you have resisted
they have resisted
Past Continuous
I was resisting
you were resisting
he/she/it was resisting
we were resisting
you were resisting
they were resisting
Past Perfect
I had resisted
you had resisted
he/she/it had resisted
we had resisted
you had resisted
they had resisted
Future
I will resist
you will resist
he/she/it will resist
we will resist
you will resist
they will resist
Future Perfect
I will have resisted
you will have resisted
he/she/it will have resisted
we will have resisted
you will have resisted
they will have resisted
Future Continuous
I will be resisting
you will be resisting
he/she/it will be resisting
we will be resisting
you will be resisting
they will be resisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been resisting
you have been resisting
he/she/it has been resisting
we have been resisting
you have been resisting
they have been resisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been resisting
you will have been resisting
he/she/it will have been resisting
we will have been resisting
you will have been resisting
they will have been resisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been resisting
you had been resisting
he/she/it had been resisting
we had been resisting
you had been resisting
they had been resisting
Conditional
I would resist
you would resist
he/she/it would resist
we would resist
you would resist
they would resist
Past Conditional
I would have resisted
you would have resisted
he/she/it would have resisted
we would have resisted
you would have resisted
they would have resisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.resist - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
beggar - be beyond the resources of; "This beggars description!"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
2.resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
fight down, oppose, fight, fight back, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
stand out - be stubborn in resolution or resistance
stand up - refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
outbrave - resist bravely; "He outbraved the enemy"
hold off - resist and fight to a standoff; "Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off"
remain firm, stand - hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
defy, withstand, hold up, hold - resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
surrender, give up - give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
3.resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
controvert, contradict, oppose - be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion"
walk out, strike - stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"
demonstrate, march - march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
rebel, rise up, arise, rise - take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
renegade, rebel - break with established customs
4.resist - 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"
fight down, oppose, fight, fight back, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
remain firm, stand - hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
5.resist - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something
6.resist - refuse to complyresist - refuse to comply      
disobey - refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

resist

verb
1. oppose, fight, battle against, refuse, check, weather, dispute, confront, combat, defy, curb, thwart, stand up to, hinder, contend with, counteract, hold out against, put up a fight (against), countervail They resisted our attempts to modernize distribution.
oppose accept, welcome, yield to, submit to, surrender to, give in to, succumb to, cave in to (informal), acquiesce to
2. fight against, fight, battle against, struggle against, hold off, fend off, ward off, hold out against, put up a fight (against) He tried to resist arrest.
3. refrain from, refuse, avoid, turn down, leave alone, keep from, forgo, abstain from, forbear, prevent yourself from Try to resist giving him advice.
refrain from enjoy, indulge in, give in to, surrender to
4. withstand, weather, counter, combat, repel, be resistant to, be impervious to, be proof against bodies trained to resist the cold
cannot resist enjoy, like, love, relish, adore, delight in, be very keen on, be partial to, take great pleasure in, have a weakness for, be addicted to He cannot resist a bit of excitement.

resist

verb
1. To oppose actively and with force:
Idioms: mount resistance, put up a fight, stand up to.
2. To take a stand against:
Translations
يُقاوِمُيُقاوِم الصَّدأيُقاوِم العَدويَمْتَنِع عن، يَمنَع نَفْسَه عن
bránit sebýt odolnýodolatvzdorovat
modstålade være medmodsætte sig
vastustaa
opirati se
òolastandastveita viînám
抵抗する
저항하다
atsispirtibūti atspariam
atteikties nobūt izturīgam/noturīgam pretpretoties
byť odolný
upirati seupreti se
göra motstånd
ต่อต้าน
dayanmakdirenmekkarşı durmakkendini tutmak
chống lại

resist

[rɪˈzɪst]
A. VT (= oppose) → resistir(se) a; (= be unaffected by) → resistir
to resist arrestresistirse a ser detenido, oponer resistencia a la policía
they resisted the attack vigorouslyresistieron vigorosamente el ataque
we resist this changenos oponemos a este cambio
to resist temptationresistir la tentación
I couldn't resist buying itno me resistí a comprarlo
I can't resist saying thatno puedo resistir al impulso de decir que ...
I can't resist squidme vuelven loco los calamares
she can't resist sweetsno puede resistirse a los dulces
B. VIresistir

resist

[rɪˈzɪst]
vt
(= oppose) [+ change, demands, attempts] → résister à
(= fight back against) [+ attacker, invader] → résister à
to resist arrest → résister à l'arrestation
(not give in to, say no to) [+ temptation, urge, challenge] → résister à
I can't resist cheese → Je ne peux pas résister au fromage.
I can't resist a challenge → Je ne peux pas résister à un défi.
I couldn't resist it → Je n'ai pas pu y résister.
can't resist doing sth
She just can't resist telling other people what to do → Elle ne peut pas s'empêcher de dire aux autres ce qu'ils doivent faire.
I couldn't resist taking a look inside the box → Je n'ai pas pu m'empêcher de regarder dans la boîte.
(= withstand) [+ cold, disease] → résister à
vi (= fight back) → résister

resist

vt
(= oppose)sich widersetzen (+dat); arrest, sb’s advances, enemy, attackWiderstand leisten gegen, sich wehren gegen; demandsich wehren gegen; (fig) proposal, change alsosich widersetzen (+dat), → sich sträuben or wehren gegen
temptation, sb, sb’s charms, urge, impulsewiderstehen (+dat); I couldn’t resist (eating) another piece of cakeich konnte der Versuchung nicht widerstehen, noch ein Stück Kuchen zu essen
(wall, door)standhalten (+dat); the lock resisted my attempts at opening itdas Schloss widerstand meinen Versuchen, es zu öffnen; to resist corrosionkorrosionsbeständig sein
vi
(= be opposed)sich widersetzen; (faced with arrest, sb’s advances, enemy, attack) → Widerstand leisten, sich wehren; (fig, faced with proposal, change also) → sich sträuben or wehren
(faced with temptation, sb, sb’s charms) → widerstehen
(wall, door)standhalten

resist

[rɪˈzɪst]
1. vt (attack) → resistere a; (change) → opporsi a
he couldn't resist taking a quick look → non ha resistito alla tentazione di dare un'occhiata
2. viresistere

resist

(rəˈzist) verb
1. to fight against, usually successfully. The soldiers resisted the enemy attack; He tried to resist arrest; It's hard to resist temptation.
2. to be able to stop oneself doing, taking etc (something). I couldn't resist kicking him when he bent down; I just can't resist strawberries.
3. to be unaffected or undamaged by. a metal that resists rust/acids.
reˈsistance noun
1. the act of resisting. The army offered strong resistance to the enemy; (also adjective) a resistance force.
2. the ability or power to be unaffected or undamaged by something. resistance to disease.
3. the force that one object, substance etc exerts against the movement of another object etc.
reˈsistant adjective
This breed of cattle is resistant to disease; heat-resistant table-mats.

resist

يُقاوِمُ bránit se modstå widerstehen αντιστέκομαι resistir vastustaa résister opirati se resistere 抵抗する 저항하다 weerstaan motstå oprzeć się resistir сопротивляться göra motstånd ต่อต้าน direnmek chống lại 抵抗

resist

vt. resistir; rechazar.

resist

vt resistir
References in classic literature ?
For the Spaniards cannot resist cavalry, and the Switzers are afraid of infantry whenever they encounter them in close combat.
What armor-plate could ever resist a projectile of 30,000 pounds weight?
Once or twice as I stood waiting there for things to accomplish themselves, I could not resist an impulse to laugh at my miserable quandary.
I can't resist them as I ought, if I go back again, and hear your aunt saying what she has been saying for the last half hour and more.
A very few--as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men--serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.
Is it the circumstance of being able and willing to resist temptation; or that of having no temptations to resist?
During some experiments of fishing by electric light in 1864 in the Northern Seas, we saw plates less than a third of an inch thick resist a pressure of sixteen atmospheres.
A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.
If I had loved you less dearly, I might have had the courage to say this in your presence -- but how could I trust myself to resist your persuasions, and to bear the sight of your distress?
Mainwaring is more devoted to me than ever; and were we at liberty, I doubt if I could resist even matrimony offered by HIM.
He took me at my word immediately, and after that there was no resisting him; neither indeed had I any mind to resist him any more, let what would come of it.
Even our digestion is governed by angels," said Blake; and if you will resist the trivial inclination to substitute "bad angels," is there really any greater mystery than the process by which beef is turned into brains, and beer into beauty?