To resist something is to keep it at bay or to fend off its influence or advance. You might not be able to resist the temptation to sneak out to the dance in spite of your parents' objections.


Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Resist

Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.


Re*sist"ing, a. Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. -- Re*sist"ing ly, adv.

Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.


Usage Examples

We are either in the process of resisting God's truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.

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Other Usage Examples

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.


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