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resist as in elude, especially in a baffling way
  • "This behavior defies explanation"

Synonyms

  • defy resist or confront with resistance; elude, especially in a baffling way; challenge
  • refuse food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) ; show unwillingness towards; refuse to accept; elude, especially in a baffling way; refuse to let have; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; refuse entrance or membership
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resist as in stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    Synonyms

    • hold out thrust or extend out; stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something ; last and be usable; wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; continue to live and avoid dying
    • withstand resist or confront with resistance; stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    • stand firm stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something ; refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
    resist as in express opposition through action or words
    • "dissent to the laws of the country"

    Synonyms

    • protest utter words of protest ; express opposition through action or words; affirm or avow formally or solemnly; a formal and solemn declaration of objection; the act of protesting; the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
    • dissent withhold assent; express opposition through action or words; be of different opinions; (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; a difference of opinion ; the act of protesting
    resist as in withstand the force of something
    • "The trees resisted her"
    • "stand the test of time"
    • "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

    Synonyms

    • stand a support or foundation; the position where a thing or person stands ; a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; a small table for holding articles of various kinds; a support for displaying various articles; an interruption of normal activity ; a mental position from which things are viewed; a booth where articles are displayed for sale ; a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) ; a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air ; a defensive effort; be standing; be in some specified state or condition; occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; hold one's ground; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; remain inactive or immobile; be in effect; be tall; put into an upright position; withstand the force of something; be available for stud services
    • fend try to manage without help; withstand the force of something
    resist as in resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
    • "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

    Synonyms

    • reject the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality ; refuse to accept or acknowledge; refuse to accept; deem wrong or inappropriate; reject with contempt; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; refuse entrance or membership; dismiss from consideration or a contest
    • refuse food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) ; show unwillingness towards; refuse to accept; elude, especially in a baffling way; refuse to let have; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; refuse entrance or membership
    resist as in refuse to comply

      Synonyms

      • balk refuse to comply ; the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof ; an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
      • baulk refuse to comply ; the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
      • jib any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast) ; refuse to comply ; shift from one side of the ship to the other

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