Resisted pressure to conform; resisted investing in real estate.
To resist conscription.
Resisted the effort to close the school.
A crank that resists torque; a material that resists solar degradation.
To resist temptation.
An example of to resist is someone running away from the police to avoid being arrested.
Other Word Forms
Origin of resist
- Middle English resisten from Old French resister from Latin resistere re- re- sistere to place stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition