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resist(Oppose), verb assail, assault, bar, beat back, block, breast, check, combat, confront, contradict, counter, counteract, cross, defy, dissent, fight, hinder, impugn, make a stand against, obstruct, offer resistance, oppugn, parry, prevent, protest, rebel, rebuff, recalcitrate, refuse to yield, reluctate, repel, repulse, retaliate, rival, stem, stop, strike, strike back, strive against, thwart
Foreign phrases: Error qui non resistitur approbatur.An error which is not resisted or opposed is waived.
resist(Withstand), verb be immune, be strong, be unnusceptible, bear, bear up, challenge, continue, cope with, disregard, endure, fend off, hold off, hold out, hold up, last, maintain, persevere, persist, prevail against, refuse to subbit, remain, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand up to, stay, tolerate, weather
Associated concepts: resisting arrest
See also: battle, challenge, check, collide, conflict, confront, contest, counter, counteract, countervail, cross, decline, defy, delay, demonstrate, disaccord, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove, disobey, dissent, fight, hamper, hold up, object, oppose, oppugn, parry, protest, rebel, rebuff, refuse, reject, repel, repulse, stem, withstand