"resists" in the verb sense
1. defy, resist, refuse
elude, especially in a baffling way
"This behavior defies explanation"
2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
3. protest, resist, dissent
express opposition through action or words
"dissent to the laws of the country"
4. resist, stand, fend
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"
5. resist, reject, refuse
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
"His body rejected the liver of the donor"
6. resist, balk, baulk, jib
refuse to comply
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