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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

Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.
T. D. Jakes

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Lao Tzu

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