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re·sist

resist

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zIst
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part of speech: verb
inflections: resists, resisting, resisted
definition 1: to fight against or oppose.
The workers are resisting the new rules.
synonyms:
oppose
antonyms:
accept, tolerate
similar words:
combat, counter, cross, defy, fight
definition 2: to keep away or not be affected by.
The raincoat is made out of fabric that resists water.The milk is treated with chemicals to resist spoiling.
synonyms:
withstand
antonyms:
yield
similar words:
counter, frustrate, weather
definition 3: to keep from giving in or surrendering to.
I can't resist chocolate cake.
similar words:
abstain from, keep from, withstand
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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The word resist contains the following part:
sist Latin root that means stand
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synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance