Synonym: counteract, oppose, withstand. Antonym: obey. Similar words: resistance, hypothesis, resign, assist, insist, persist, subsist, consist. Meaning: [rɪ'zɪst] v. 1. elude, especially in a baffling way 2. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something 3. express opposition through action or words 4. withstand the force of something 5. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ 6. refuse to comply.
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1 General Rattigan summoned reinforcements to help resist the attack.
2 I can't resist baked apples.
3 You have to learn to resist the sales patter.
4 She can't resist the lure of the bright light.
5 She cannot resist the / her itch to travel.
6 He could resist no longer.
7 I believe we should resist calls for tighter controls.
8 I just can't resist chocolate.
9 I couldn't resist peeking in the drawer.
10 I knew she wouldn't be able to resist pairing me off with someone.
11 Unable to resist the impulse,[www.Sentencedict.com] he glanced at the sea again.
12 They are determined to resist pressure to change the law.
13 At that time the government was unwilling to resist the foreign invasion.
14 She says she will resist a single European currency being imposed.
15 I can never resist temptation/chocolate/the urge to laugh.
16 Few males can resist a self-confident seductress.
17 David felt too enervated to resist.
18 I couldn't resist the temptation to open the letter.
19 He was unable to resist her charms.
20 A healthy diet should help your body resist infection.
21 Teenagers may find it difficult to resist peer pressure.
22 The whole land rose to resist foreign aggression.
23 How sensible she had been to resist his blandishments.
24 He couldn't resist showing off his new car.
25 She couldn't resist a sidelong glance at him.
26 The magnetic pull of the city was hard to resist.
27 My heart shall put on cotton-padded jacket, it can resist without your winter.
28 Their opponents had the whip hand and it was useless to resist.
29 The bag of sweets on the table was too strong a temptation for the child to resist.
30 The party is run by a bunch of old fogies who resist progress.
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