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1. resist

verb. ['rɪˈzɪst, riːˈzɪst'] elude, especially in a baffling way.

Synonyms

  • elude
  • escape
  • refuse
  • defy

Antonyms

  • deny
  • enable
  • disagree
  • lose

Etymology

  • resistre (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Resist

  • preexist
  • reminisced
  • coexist
  • subsist
  • dismissed
  • consist
  • baptiste
  • persist
  • insist
  • exist
  • enlist
  • desist
  • delist
  • twist
  • tryst
  • quist
  • krist
  • grist
  • ghrist
  • frist
  • crist
  • chryst
  • assist
  • wrist
  • wist
  • vist
  • schist
  • rist
  • pissed
  • nist

Sentences with resist


1. Verb, base form
The infection is painful for your dog, who may resist your attempts to clean or treat the area.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They resist fire, bugs and decay, fitting together like a child's toy.

3. Noun, singular or mass
* Low-emissivity (low-e) coatings that resist heat flow.

Quotes about resist


1. I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
- Mae West

2. Resist much, obey little.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

3. I can resist anything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

2. Ni-resist

noun. cast iron consisting of graphite in a matrix of austenite.

Synonyms

  • alloy iron
  • alloy cast iron

3. resist

verb. ['rɪˈzɪst, riːˈzɪst'] stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.

Synonyms

  • fight down
  • stand up
  • remain firm
  • stand out
  • hold up
  • stand
  • outbrave
  • stand firm
  • hold out
  • defend
  • fight
  • defy
  • hold off
  • withstand
  • fight back
  • hold

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • rush
  • accelerate
  • forbid

Etymology

  • resistre (Anglo-Norman)

4. resist

verb. ['rɪˈzɪst, riːˈzɪst'] express opposition through action or words.

Synonyms

  • march
  • arise
  • contradict
  • strike
  • dissent
  • rise
  • rise up
  • walk out
  • demonstrate
  • rebel
  • renegade
  • controvert
  • protest

Antonyms

  • change
  • fauna
  • attack
  • let

Etymology

  • resistre (Anglo-Norman)

5. resist

verb. ['rɪˈzɪst, riːˈzɪst'] withstand the force of something.

Synonyms

  • fight down
  • remain firm
  • stand
  • fend
  • defend
  • fight
  • fight back

Antonyms

  • lie
  • sit
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • resistre (Anglo-Norman)

6. resist

verb. ['rɪˈzɪst, riːˈzɪst'] refuse to comply.

Synonyms

  • balk
  • jib
  • baulk

Antonyms

  • prosecute
  • make peace
  • defend
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • resistre (Anglo-Norman)

7. resist

verb. ['rɪˈzɪst, riːˈzɪst'] resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ.

Synonyms

  • refuse
  • reject
  • react

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • defy
  • exclude
  • start

Etymology

  • resistre (Anglo-Norman)
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