Definitions for resistrɪˈzɪst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to withstand, strive against, or oppose.
to withstand the action or effect of.
to refrain or abstain from, esp. with difficulty:
They couldn't resist the chocolates.
(v.i.)to act or make efforts in opposition.
(n.)a substance that prevents or inhibits an effect, as a coating on a surface of a metallic printing plate that prevents or inhibits corrosion of the metal by acid.
a dye-resistant substance applied to specific areas of a fabric before its immersion in a dye bath and afterward removed, creating a pattern on a colored ground.
* Syn: See oppose.
Origin of resist:
1325–75; ME (v.) < L resistere to remain standing =re-re - +sistere to cause to stand, akin to stāre to stand
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
≠ give in
I really wanted the chocolate, but I resisted.; Try to resist the temptation to spend more money.
If they resisted capture they would be shot.
to oppose or challenge
to resist arrest
to not be harmed or damaged
A stronger roof could have resisted the storm.
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.
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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
Translations for resist
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to fight against, usually successfully
The soldiers resisted the enemy attack; He tried to resist arrest; It's hard to resist temptation.
- يُقاوِم العَدوArabic
- съпротивлявам сеBulgarian
- resistir aPortuguese (BR)
- odolat, vzdorovatCzech
- modsætte sig; modståDanish
- αντιστέκομαι σεGreek
- resistir (a)Spanish
- vastupanu osutamaEstonian
- مقاومت کردن؛ خودداری کردنFarsi
- résister (à)French
- प्रतिरोध करनाHindi
- odupirati seCroatian
- veita viðnámIcelandic
- atremti, pasipriešinti, priešintisLithuanian
- weerstand bieden aanDutch
- stå imot, motsette segNorwegian
- odeprzeć, opierać sięPolish
- مقاومت کردن؛ خودداری کردنPersian
- ټينګاركول، مقاومت كول: مقابله كول، مخ نيوى كولPashto
- resistir aPortuguese
- a rezista (cu)Romanian
- odolať, vzdorovaťSlovak
- upirati seSlovenian
- opirati seSerbian
- stå emot, göra motstånd motSwedish
- karşı durmakTurkish
- 抵抗Chinese (Trad.)
- протистояти; устояти протиUkrainian
- مقابلہ کرناUrdu
- chống lạiVietnamese
- 抵抗Chinese (Simp.)
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