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Synonyms for resist

Synonyms for (verb) resist

Synonyms: stand, resist, fend Definition: withstand the force of something Usage: The trees resisted her; stand the test of time; The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Similar words: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend Definition: fight against or resist strongly Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Synonyms: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Similar words: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend Definition: fight against or resist strongly Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Synonyms: dissent, resist, protest Definition: express opposition through action or words Usage: dissent to the laws of the country

Similar words: oppose, contradict, controvert Definition: be resistant to Usage: The board opposed his motion

Synonyms: resist, balk, baulk, jib Definition: refuse to comply

Similar words: disobey Definition: refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient Usage: He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired

Synonyms: defy, refuse, resist Definition: elude, especially in a baffling way Usage: This behavior defies explanation

Similar words: elude, escape Definition: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by Usage: What you are seeing in him eludes me

Synonyms: refuse, reject, resist Definition: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ Usage: His body rejected the liver of the donor

Similar words: respond, react Definition: show a response or a reaction to something