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RESIST, verb transitive rezist'. [Latin resisto; re and sisto, to stand.]
1. Literally, to stand against; to withstand; hence, to act in opposition, or to oppose. a dam or mound resists a current of water passively, by standing unmoved and interrupting its progress. An army resists the progress of an enemy actively, by encountering and defeating it. We resist measures by argument or remonstrance.
Why doth he yet find fault? for who hath resisted his will? Romans 9:19.
2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat or frustrate.
Ye do always resist the Holy Spirit. Acts 7:51.
3. To baffle; to disappoint.
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. James 4:7.
RESIST', verb intransitive to make opposition.
1. The act of resisting; opposition. resistance is passive, as that of a fixed body which interrupts the passage of a moving body; or active, as in the exertion of force to stop, repel or defeat progress or designs.
2. The quality of not yielding to force or external impression; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as the resistance of a ball which receives the force of another; the resistance of wood to a cutting instrument; the resistance of air to the motion of a cannon ball, or of water to the motion of a ship.
RESIST'ANT, noun he or that which resists.
RESIST'ED, participle passive Opposed; counteracted; withstood.
RESIST'ER, noun One that opposes or withstands.
1. The quality of resisting.
The name body, being the complex idea of extension and resistibility together in the same subject -
2. Quality of being resistible; as the resistibility of grace.
RESIST'IBLE, adjective That may be resisted; as a resistible force; resistible grace.
RESIST'ING, participle present tense withstanding; opposing.
Resisting medium, a substance which opposes the passage of a body through it.
RESIST'IVE, adjective Having the power to resist.
1. That cannot be effectually opposed or withstood; irresistible.
Resistless in her love as in her hate.
2. That cannot resist; helpless.
RESIST'LESSLY, adverb So as not to be opposed or denied.