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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Resist \Re*sist"\ (r?-z?st"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resisting.] [F. r['e]sister, L. resistere, pref. re- re- + sistere to stand, cause to stand, v. causative of stare to stand. See Stand.] 1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct. [1913 Webster] That mortal dint, Save He who reigns above, none can resist. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose. [1913 Webster] God resisteth the proud. --James iv. 6. [1913 Webster] Contrary to his high will Whom we resist. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction. [1913 Webster] 4. To be distasteful to. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract; check; thwart; baffle; disappoint. [1913 Webster]