verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- resist printing,
- resistance level,
- resistance plasmid,
- resistance thermometer
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
Word Origin 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.