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Definition of Resist

Resist

  1. Something that resists or prevents a certain action;
  2. A substance applied to a surface, as of metal, to prevent the action on it of acid or other chemical agent.
  3. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
  4. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
  5. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
  6. To be distasteful to.
  7. To make opposition.
  8. A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes.

Resist Quotations

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Akhenaton

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
Oscar Wilde

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
Gerald Jampolsky

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.
Nikki Giovanni
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Resist Translations

resist in Dutch is tegenspartelen, tegenstreven
resist in German is widerstehen, widerstehen, erwehre
resist in Latin is adversor, reluctor
resist in Portuguese is resista, resistir
resist in Spanish is resistir
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