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To withstand the action or effect of
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“Warming seas kill coral, though some are beginning to resist the heat.”
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To try to prevent by action or argument
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“He predicted that without an olive branch, the colonists would resist the new laws.”
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To struggle or fight back when attacked
“The wounds appear to have been inflicted when the victim tried to resist his attacker.”
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To refrain from in spite of temptation
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“I have been able to resist the temptation of eating chocolate for about a month thus far.”
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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To defy or challenge someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
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To hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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To prevent, avoid, or keep (something undesirable) at bay
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To confront or come up against
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To rise in opposition
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To overcome or prevail over, especially a difficulty or obstacle
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To give force or effect toward
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To hold or have a negative opinion of
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To keep going
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To complain or raise objections
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To regulate or keep under control
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To refuse to work as a protest
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To stick to one's position, especially in the face of opposition
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