Re·sist v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resisting.]
1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
That mortal dint,
Save He who reigns above, none can resist. --Milton.
2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
God resisteth the proud. --James iv. 6.
Contrary to his high will
Whom we resist. --Milton.
3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
4. To be distasteful to. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract; check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.
Re·sist·ing, a. Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. -- Re*sist*ing ly, adv.