resist Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb elude, especially in a baffling way
- This behavior defies explanation
verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
withstand; hold out; stand firm.
verb express opposition through action or words
- dissent to the laws of the country
verb 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
verb resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
- His body rejected the liver of the donor
verb refuse to comply
jib; baulk; balk.
Re*sist" transitive verb
To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
That mortal dint, Save He who reigns above, none can resist. Milton.
To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
God resisteth the proud. James iv. 6.
Contrary to his high will Whom we resist. Milton.
To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
To be distasteful to.Obs. Shak. Syn. -- To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract; check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.
Re*sist" intransitive verb
To make opposition.Shak.
(Calico Printing) A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes.F. C. Calvert.