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resist

re·sist

resist

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zIst
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part of speech: verb
inflections: resisted, resisting, resists
definition 1: to fight against or oppose something.
The workers are resisting the new rules.
synonyms:
oppose
antonyms:
accept
similar words:
fight
definition 2: to keep away or not be affected by.
The jacket is made out of fabric that resists water.
similar words:
frustrate
definition 3: to say "no" to yourself when you want to do something that is not good.
I can't resist chocolate cake.
similar words:
keep from
derivations: resistingly (adv.), resister (n.)
Word Builder: resist +
  • resistance1:
    the act of resisting.
  • resistance2:
    a force against the flow of electric current.
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