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resist

 
Verb resist has 6 senses
  1. defy, resist, refuse - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
    --1 is one way to elude, escape
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    --2 is one way to fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
    Antonyms: surrender, give up
    Derived form: noun resistance4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. protest, resist, dissent - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
    --3 is one way to oppose, controvert, contradict
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. resist, 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"
    --4 is one way to fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. resist, reject, refuse - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
    --5 is one way to react, respond
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. resist, balk, baulk, jib - refuse to comply
    --6 is one way to disobey
    Derived forms: noun resister2, noun resister1, noun resistance10
    Sample sentence:
    They resist moving
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