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To dispute the validity of
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To withstand the action or effect of
“Warming seas kill coral, though some are beginning to resist the heat.”
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To try to prevent by action or argument
“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
“I have been able to resist the temptation of eating chocolate for about a month thus far.”
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