• Definition of resist

    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something  
    • (v): express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"  
    • (v): refuse to comply  
    • (v): elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"  
    • (v): resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"  

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