What is the opposite of acquiescing?

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Adjective
Opposite of willing to accept or agree to something without objection or resistance
“He was resistant at first, but soon became a careful dresser and appreciative of his wife's flair for interior design.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to accept or consent, especially by silence or by omitting to object
“Margaret attempted to resist but was forced to bend to the new political realities.”
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