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 for resist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resist \Re*sist"\ (r?-z?st"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resisted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Resisting.] [F. r['e]sister, L. resistere,
     pref. re- re- + sistere to stand, cause to stand, v.
     causative of stare to stand. See Stand.]
     1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
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              That mortal dint,
              Save He who reigns above, none can resist. --Milton.
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     2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or
        frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
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              God resisteth the proud.              --James iv. 6.
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              Contrary to his high will
              Whom we resist.                       --Milton.
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     3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
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     4. To be distasteful to. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Syn: To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract;
          check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resist \Re*sist"\, v. i.
     To make opposition. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resist \Re*sist"\, n.
     1. (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; -- also called reserve. The pastes
        prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes. --F.
        C. Calvert.
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     2. (Technology) Something that resists or prevents a certain
        action; specif.: A substance applied to a surface, as of
        metal, or of a silicon wafer, to prevent the action on it
        of acid, other chemical agents, or any other process such
        as irradiation or deposition, which would modify the
        surface if not protected. The resist is usually applied or
        in some way formed into a pattern so that the underlying
        surface may be modified in a complementary pattern.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  resist
      v 1: elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies
           explanation" [syn: defy, resist, refuse] [ant:
           apply, lend oneself]
      2: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something [syn:
         resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm] [ant: give
         up, surrender]
      3: express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the
         laws of the country" [syn: protest, resist, dissent]
      4: 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" [syn: resist, stand, fend]
      5: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign
         tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
         [syn: resist, reject, refuse]
      6: refuse to comply [syn: resist, balk, baulk, jib]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "resist":
     antagonize, arrest, assail, assault, attack, baffle, balk, battle,
     be antipathetic, be at cross-purposes, be inimical,
     be proof against, bear up, bear up against, beat against, block,
     bottle up, bridle, buck, check, clash, collide, combat, conflict,
     conflict with, confute, contest, contradict, contrapose,
     contravene, control, counter, counteract, counterattack,
     countercheck, counterpose, countervail, counterwork, cross, curb,
     dam up, damp, dampen, defy, delay, deny, detain, dispute, duel,
     endure, fight, fight against, foil, forgo, frustrate, gainsay,
     go against, go counter to, hinder, hold at bay, hold back,
     hold in check, hold out, hold out against, hold up, impede, impugn,
     inhibit, intercept, interfere, interfere with, intermeddle,
     interrupt, intervene, join the opposition, keep at bay, keep back,
     keep in check, lock horns, meddle, meet head-on, militate against,
     not abide, obstruct, oppose, oppugn, outlast,
     play at cross-purposes, preclude, prevent, protest, rebuff, refuse,
     repel, repress, repulse, restrain, retard, run against,
     run counter to, scotch, set back, slacken, snub, stand, stand up,
     stand up against, stand up to, stem, stop, suppress, swim upstream,
     take issue with, thwart, traverse, turn down, vote against,
     weather, withstand, work against
  
  

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