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synonyms for resists

  • abide
  • combat
  • confront
  • continue
  • curb
  • defy
  • endure
  • forgo
  • maintain
  • prevent
  • refuse
  • repel
  • thwart
  • turn down
  • antagonize
  • assail
  • assault
  • battle
  • bear
  • brook
  • buck
  • check
  • contend
  • counteract
  • countervail
  • dispute
  • duel
  • forbear
  • hinder
  • hold
  • persevere
  • persist
  • refrain
  • remain
  • stay
  • stonewall
  • suffer
  • traverse
  • weather
  • abstain from
  • die hard
  • fight back
  • hold off
  • hold out against
  • keep from
  • leave alone
  • put up a fight
  • remain firm
  • stand up to
  • struggle against
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antonyms for resists

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  • OK
  • accept
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • discontinue
  • encourage
  • help
  • stop
  • surrender
  • abandon
  • advance
  • agree
  • cease
  • desert
  • give in
  • give up
  • go
  • indulge
  • leave
  • permit
  • quit
  • reject
  • comply
  • conform
  • go along
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How to use resists in a sentence

There is a restiveness in human nature that resists compulsion, even to its own manifest advantage.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
True love resists these shocks and comes out triumphant, but the other kind succumbs.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
Seventh, his great thickness of cranium, which resists blows that would break the skull of an average European.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
His skin is of a very firm texture, and so bound together that it often resists a bullet.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
How far can Conservatism be induced to plan and construct before it resists the thrust towards change.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The last sight we have of him is as he violently resists a grown-up sister who is trying to take away the stub!
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
Whatever resists, and, as a positive force, opposes this in the Will is therefore evil.
AIDS TO REFLECTIONSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
As long as we are led by the Spirit, and are willing to obey the Spirit who resists the flesh, we are not under the Law.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
It is almost indestructible, resists almost all chemical agents, and is easily moulded into any required form.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
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