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rɪˈzɪstre·sist

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resist

    To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot (2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRAW.

    Synonyms:
    compel, drive, impel, propel, push, repel, repulse, ride, thrust, urge on

    Preposition:
    Drive to market; to despair; drive into exile; from one's presence; out of the city; drive by, with, or under the lash; drive by or past beautiful estates; along the beach; beside the river; through the park; across the field; around the square; to the door; into the barn; out of the sunshine.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resist

    Synonyms:
    withstand, oppose, hinder, check, thwart, rebuff, stem, combat

    Antonyms:
    encourage, promote, aid, advance, help, succor, acquiesce, submit, suffer, allow, tolerate, permit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, resist, refuseverb

    elude, especially in a baffling way

    "This behavior defies explanation"

    Synonyms:
    pass up, baulk, reject, stand, deny, hold up, hold out, fend, hold, balk, dissent, decline, jib, turn away, stand firm, withstand, defy, refuse, protest, turn down, dare

    Antonyms:
    surrender, give up

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firmverb

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    Synonyms:
    live, exsert, reject, hold firm, stand pat, stand, last, refuse, stretch forth, wear, hold up, hold out, fend, withstand, stand fast, hold, balk, live on, dissent, put out, stretch out, extend, jib, go, endure, stand firm, defy, baulk, survive, protest

    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender

  3. protest, resist, dissentverb

    express opposition through action or words

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, stand, disagree, hold out, fend, withstand, balk, take issue, dissent, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, differ

    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender

  4. resist, stand, fendverb

    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:
    jib, put up, baulk, reject, stand, stand firm, abide, support, hold out, fend, withstand, stomach, digest, suffer, balk, brook, dissent, stick out, tolerate, remain firm, place upright, endure, stand up, bear, defy, refuse, protest

    Antonyms:
    surrender, give up

  5. resist, reject, refuseverb

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, rule out, deny, stand, stand firm, freeze off, eliminate, hold out, fend, withstand, winnow out, decline, spurn, dissent, turn away, pooh-pooh, jib, balk, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, refuse, protest, turn down

    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender

  6. resist, balk, baulk, jibverb

    refuse to comply

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, change course, gybe, stand, hold out, fend, withstand, balk, dissent, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, jibe

    Antonyms:
    surrender, give up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resistverb

    Synonyms:
    oppose, withstand, impugn, confront, assail, attack, strive against, make a stand against, not submit to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. resistverb

    Synonyms:
    oppose, withstand, impugn, oppugn, defy, baffle, contravene, rebuff

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "resist":

    withstand, resisting, resistance, oppose, resists, boycott

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How to use resist in a sentence?

  1. Leonardo da Vinci:

    It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

  2. Southaven Police Chief Tom Long:

    Officers attempted to detain the subject who began to resist and run from them again.

  3. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To be a lighthouse, you must be strong enough to resist every kind of storm, to every kind of loneliness and you must have a powerful light inside you!

  5. Tomoko Murata:

    The idea is women must resist to the very limit. That is at the heart of this kind of ruling, and there is still the view that 'No means Yes.' It is not yet the common view that a woman's agreement is necessary before having sex.


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