Textual thesaurus for "resist"

(verb) stand, fend

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) withstand, stand firm, hold out

stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

(verb) dissent, protest

express opposition through action or words

dissent to the laws of the country

(verb) balk, baulk, jib

refuse to comply

(verb) defy, refuse

elude, especially in a baffling way

This behavior defies explanation

(verb) refuse, reject

resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

His body rejected the liver of the donor