Synonyms for resistrɪˈzɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, resist, refuse(verb)

    elude, especially in a baffling way

    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

    surrender, give up

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

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    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

    give up, surrender

  3. protest, resist, dissent(verb)

    express opposition through action or words

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

    give up, surrender

  4. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    withstand the force of something

    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

    surrender, give up

  5. resist, reject, refuse(verb)

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    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

    give up, surrender

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

    refuse to comply

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

    surrender, give up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resist(v. a.)

    oppose, withstand, impugn, confront, assail, attack, strive against, make a stand against, not submit to

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List of paraphrases:

withstand, resisting, resistance, oppose, resists, boycott

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