Synonyms of resist in English:

resist


See definition of resist

verb

1‘the vine's hard wood helps it resist cold winters’

SYNONYMS

withstand, be proof against, hold out against, combat, counter

weather, endure, outlast

repel, be resistant to, be impervious to, be impermeable to, keep out

ANTONYMS

be harmed by, be susceptible to

2‘those resisting attempts to upgrade the building may be evicted’

SYNONYMS

oppose, fight against, refuse to accept, be hostile to, object to, be anti, take a stand against, defy, go against, set one's face against, kick against, baulk at

obstruct, impede, hinder, block, thwart, frustrate, inhibit, restrain

stop, halt, prevent, check, stem, curb

dig in one's heels

archaic reluct

ANTONYMS

accept, welcome

3‘I resisted the urge to retort’

SYNONYMS

refrain from, abstain from, keep from, forbear from, desist from, forgo, avoid

not give in to, restrain oneself from, prevent oneself from, stop oneself from, check oneself

ANTONYMS

succumb to, give in to

4‘she tried to resist him, but she hadn't the strength’

SYNONYMS

struggle against, struggle with, put up a fight against, battle against, stand up to, withstand, stand one's ground against, hold one's ground against, hold off, hold out against, contend with, confront, face up to

fend off, keep at bay, ward off, keep at arm's length

ANTONYMS

submit, yield


Phrases

    cannot resist

      ‘he is a man who cannot resist a challenge’

      SYNONYMS

      love, adore, relish, be addicted to, have a weakness for, be very partial to, be very keen on, be very fond of, like

      delight in, enjoy, take great pleasure in

      informal

      have a thing about, be mad about, be hooked on, get a kick out of, get a thrill out of

      ANTONYMS

      hate

      resist