Antonyms for resistrɪˈzɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, resist, refuse(verb)

    elude, especially in a baffling way

    Antonyms:
    surrender, give up

    Synonyms:
    pass up, baulk, reject, stand, deny, resist, hold up, hold out, fend, hold, balk, dissent, decline, jib, turn away, stand firm, withstand, defy, refuse, protest, turn down, dare

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender

    Synonyms:
    live, exsert, reject, hold firm, stand pat, stand, last, refuse, stretch forth, wear, hold up, hold out, fend, withstand, stand fast, hold, balk, live on, dissent, put out, stretch out, extend, jib, go, endure, stand firm, defy, baulk, survive, protest, resist

  3. protest, resist, dissent(verb)

    express opposition through action or words

    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, stand, disagree, resist, hold out, fend, withstand, balk, take issue, dissent, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, differ

  4. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    withstand the force of something

    Antonyms:
    surrender, give up

    Synonyms:
    jib, put up, baulk, reject, stand, stand firm, resist, abide, support, hold out, fend, withstand, stomach, digest, suffer, balk, brook, dissent, stick out, tolerate, remain firm, place upright, endure, stand up, bear, defy, refuse, protest

  5. resist, reject, refuse(verb)

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    Antonyms:
    give up, surrender

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, rule out, deny, stand, stand firm, freeze off, eliminate, hold out, fend, withstand, winnow out, decline, spurn, dissent, turn away, pooh-pooh, jib, balk, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, refuse, protest, resist, turn down

  6. resist, balk, baulk, jib(verb)

    refuse to comply

    Antonyms:
    surrender, give up

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, change course, gybe, stand, resist, hold out, fend, withstand, balk, dissent, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, jibe

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. resist

    To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot (2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRAW.

    Synonyms:
    compel, drive, impel, propel, push, repel, repulse, ride, thrust, urge on

    Preposition:
    Drive to market; to despair; drive into exile; from one's presence; out of the city; drive by, with, or under the lash; drive by or past beautiful estates; along the beach; beside the river; through the park; across the field; around the square; to the door; into the barn; out of the sunshine.

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