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