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v. re·sist·ed, re·sist·ing, re·sists
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).
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.
To offer resistance.
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.
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Tending to resist, as an influence or idea:
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I was hauled, resisting weakly enough, to the gangway.
And have not the same reasons prevented the State from resisting the Union which have prevented them from resisting the State?
And, above all, there is this difference between resisting this and a purely brute or natural force, that I can resist this with some effect; but I cannot expect, like Orpheus, to change the nature of the rocks and trees and beasts.
"Are these lenses capable of resisting such pressure?"
And have not the same reasons prevented the State from resisting the Union, which have prevented them from resisting the State?
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.
He was honored for his considerable efforts for treating and countering, TB Resisting Drugs in Nigeria.
This added relationship may result in the financial institution denying or resisting fewer claims.
* Jennifer Darter, 40, of Johnston City, was charged with retail theft in the 3000 block of West DeYoung Street and for resisting a police officer on Jan.
Government data from July 1, 2016 until November 30 this year showed that 5,050 people were killed in drug operations after allegedly resisting arrest.
Summary: She faced charges of resisting and physically assaulting an on-duty police officer.
A man who was arrested, handcuffed and surrounded by police could not be convicted of resisting arrest although he struggled with and spit at officers on the way to the patrol car, according to the Supreme Court of Missouri.