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- Rhymes: -ɪst
- (transitive) To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.
2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
- Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
- (transitive) To withstand the actions of.
- (intransitive) To oppose.
- (transitive, obsolete) To be distasteful to.
Terms derived from resist (verb)
to withstand effects of something
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resist (plural resists)
- ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.