Resist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈzɪst|  American pronunciation of the word resist
Brit.  |rɪˈzɪst|  British pronunciation of the word resist
- elude, especially in a baffling way (syn: defy, refuse)
- stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something (syn: hold out, withstand)
- express opposition through action or words (syn: dissent, protest)
- withstand the force of something (syn: fend, stand)
The trees resisted her
- resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ (syn: refuse, reject)
- refuse to comply (syn: balk, baulk, jib)


He was charged with resisting arrest.

These windows can resist very high winds.

The drug will help your body resist infection.

She couldn't resist telling us what she'd heard.

He was able to resist the urge to tell her his secret.

It was hard resisting the temptation to open the box.

The offer was hard to resist.

I know I shouldn't have any more cake, but I can't resist.

The soldiers resisted for two days.

They couldn't resist making fun of him.

I just can't resist chocolate.

She can never resist buying new shoes.

It's hard to resist an invitation like that.

She resisted the temptation to laugh.

They only wanted 3 dollars for it, so how could I resist?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: resist
he/she/it: resists
present participle: resisting
past tense: resisted
past participle: resisted
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