defy, resist, refuse(verb)
elude, especially in a baffling way
"This behavior defies explanation"
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
protest, resist, dissent(verb)
express opposition through action or words
"dissent to the laws of the country"
resist, stand, fend(verb)
withstand the force of something
"The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
resist, reject, refuse(verb)
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
"His body rejected the liver of the donor"
resist, balk, baulk, jib(verb)
refuse to comply
(Technology) Something that resists or prevents a certain action; specif.: A substance applied to a surface, as of metal, or of a silicon wafer, to prevent the action on it of acid, other chemical agents, or any other process such as irradiation or deposition, which would modify the surface if not protected. The resist is usually applied or in some way formed into a pattern so that the underlying surface may be modified in a complementary pattern.
A protective coating or covering.
To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.
To withstand the actions of.
Origin: From resistre, resister, and their source, resistere, from re- + sistere.
to stand against; to withstand; to obstruct
to strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose
to counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction
to be distasteful to
to make opposition
a substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes
In semiconductor fabrication, a resist is a thin layer used to transfer a circuit pattern to the semiconductor substrate which it is deposited upon. A resist can be patterned via lithography to form a micrometer-scale, temporary mask that protects selected areas of the underlying substrate during subsequent processing steps. The material used to prepare said thin layer is typically a viscous solution. Resists are generally proprietary mixtures of a polymer or its precursor and other small molecules that have been specially formulated for a given lithography technology. Resists used during photolithography are called photoresists.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-zist′, v.t. to strive against: to oppose.—v.i. to make opposition.—n. a composition applied to a surface to enable it to resist chemical action: a material, as a paste, applied to a fabric to prevent the action of a dye or mordant from affecting the parts not to be coloured.—ns. Resis′tal (obs.); Resis′tance, act of resisting: opposition: (mech.) the power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse of another: (electr.) that property of a conductor in virtue of which the passage of a current through it is accompanied with a dissipation of energy; Resis′tance-box, a box containing one or more resistance-coils; Resis′tance-coil, a coil of wire which offers a resistance to the passage of a current of electricity; Resis′tant, one who, or that which, resists.—adjs. Resis′tant, Resis′tent, making resistance.—ns. Resis′ter; Resistibil′ity, Resis′tibleness.—adj. Resis′tible.—advs. Resis′tibly; Resis′tingly.—adj. Resis′tive.—adv. Resis′tively.—n. Resistiv′ity.—adj. Resist′less, irresistible: unresisting, unable to resist.—adv. Resist′lessly.—ns. Resist′lessness; Resist′-style, in calico printing, the process of dyeing in a pattern by the use of a resist; Resist′-work, calico printing, in which the pattern is produced by means of resist which preserves parts uncoloured. [Fr.,—L. resistĕre—re-, against, sistĕre, to make to stand.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'resist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4508
Rank popularity for the word 'resist' in Verbs Frequency: #518
resits, risest, Sister, sister
The numerical value of resist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of resist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.
If we resist our passions, it is more from their weakness than from our strength.
I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
Sand can resist to water; but it cannot win. Ignorant can resist to knowledge; but it cannot win.
In times to resist, do not step aside; stay solid like a statue! In times to step aside, do not resist; be flexible like a snake!
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