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Resist

Re`sist´   Pronunciation: r?-z?st´
v. t.1.To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
[imp. & p. p. Resisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resisting.]
That mortal dint,
Save He who reigns above, none can resist.
- Milton.
2.To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
God resisteth the proud.
- James iv. 6.
Contrary to his high will
Whom we resist.
- Milton.
3.To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
4.To be distasteful to.
v. i.1.To make opposition.
n.1.(Calico Printing) 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; - also called reserve. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes.
2.(Technology) Something that resists or prevents a certain action;
Verb1.resist - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
Synonyms: defy, refuse
2.resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Antonyms:
surrender, give up - give up or agree to forego 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"
Synonyms: dissent, protest
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"
Synonyms: fend, stand
5.resist - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
Synonyms: refuse, reject
6.resist - refuse to comply
Synonyms: balk, baulk, jib
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