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resist

verb [I/T]  /rɪˈzɪst/ us  
to fight against or oppose something or someone: [T] Students want to discover the truth themselves, and they resist having conclusions forced upon them. To resist is also to keep or stop yourself from doing something: [T] I couldn’t resist laughing at him.
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