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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

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

I can resist everything except temptation.
Oscar Wilde

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Thomas Jefferson

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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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