verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of resist
Examples from the Web for resist
I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.
They are made in a social setting, surrounded by lots of other people with various ways to resist bad decisions.
The left had long tried to resist it through a diverse mix of organizations, devoted to different goals, and all to no avail.
People sent her bits of information as a way for them to resist the hegemony of the cartels.She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.|Jason McGahan|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They resist corruption in campaign finance law, but they see it everywhere in regulatory agencies.The Supreme Court Is Weighing Corporate Power Yet Again|Zephyr Teachout|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evil is devised against you—evil you are powerless now to resist.Pabo, The Priest|Sabine Baring-Gould
Infantry, cavalry and artillery crossed the creek and the ridges and formed in a solid line which nothing could resist.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
When 323 Burr chose, neither man nor woman could resist him.A Breath of Prairie and other stories|Will Lillibridge
Who could resist the smiles of the chalk-faced females of Cash Street, all eager to laud his bravery.
Why does he not equip an army strong enough to resist such British aggressions?The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom|Hendrik Willem van Loon
British Dictionary definitions for resist
Word Origin for resist
Word Origin and History for resist
late 14c., from Old French resister "hold out against" (14c.), from Latin resistere "to make a stand against, oppose; to stand back; withstand," from re- "against" (see re-) + sistere "take a stand, stand firm" (see assist). Related: Resisted; resisting.