Definition of 'resist'
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They always resisted pressure from the suits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Resist the temptation to push him away. The Sun (2016)Police accounts often say that suspects were shot after they resisted arrest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Resist the temptation to open the oven door again until the cooking time is up. The Sun (2016)It was all about a shadowy cabal who resist urges from their earth mother not to make war on their enemies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Resist the urge for instant gratification. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He resisted arrest and was tasered. The Sun (2016)Resist outside attempts to muscle in on your original ideas, stick to your schedule. The Sun (2017)This trend must be resisted in favour of the authentic name, as used here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now, though, the modernday player no longer resists change so much. The Sun (2016)Who could resist the urge to follow her? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet civil servants and their unions fiercely resist job cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But she insists she will resist any attempts to change her looks in search of further success. The Sun (2008)Which of them get that chance will depend on which side can resist that temptation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She remains an "independent mind" who resists "generally accepted ideas. Berthe Morisot (1990)You have a more flexible view of your future and welcome changes instead of resisting them. The Sun (2016)We must resist the urge to mould people into the way things have always been done. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Resist the urge to take control and lead it yourself. Christianity Today (2000)He called on the southern nations to resist further spending cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We should always resist the temptation to claim more for sport than it deserves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There can be no hidden determination to resist the change. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)This is an argument that must be resisted. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are carrying out an inquiry to see whether he should be placed under investigation for resisting arrest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The first was the obvious one about resisting peer pressure but the second was the importance of kindness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is alleged to have resisted arrest after failing a breath test and was taken away in handcuffs. The Sun (2013)But our union takes the view that it is our job to expose and resist attempts to privatise jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Open letters signed by individuals or groups are an important way for civilians to resist dictatorship and fight for freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He drags himself out of bed with a look of dismay and resists attempts to urge him to make haste. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)Would their fair skins resist the cruel attack of an African sun? Travels with Rosinante (1990)We must resist it, fight it and defeat it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The stronger they are, the more chance they have of resisting attack. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are resisting calls to cut rents, sources said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Somehow she suggests that she is simultaneously resisting and accepting, moving forward and moving backward, melting and icing up. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'resist'
British English: resist /rɪˈzɪst/ VERB
If you resist a change, you refuse to accept it and try to prevent it.
The prime minister resisted demands for his resignation.
- American English: resist
- Arabic: يُقاوِمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: resistir
- Chinese: 抵抗
- Croatian: opirati se
- Czech: bránit se změně, plánu
- Danish: modstå
- Dutch: weerstaan
- European Spanish: resistir
- Finnish: vastustaa vastustella
- French: résister
- German: widerstehen
- Greek: αντιστέκομαι
- Italian: resistere
- Japanese: 抵抗する
- Korean: 저항하다
- Norwegian: motstå
- Polish: oprzeć się
- European Portuguese: resistir
- Romanian: a se împotrivi
- Russian: сопротивляться
- Latin American Spanish: resistir
- Swedish: göra motstånd
- Thai: ต่อต้าน
- Turkish: direnmek
- Ukrainian: опиратися
- Vietnamese: chống lại
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