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English definition of “resist”

resist

verb     /rɪˈzɪst/
[I or T] to fight against something or someone: The group resisted for several weeks. The computers resisted the virus.
[T] to refuse to accept or be changed by something: The party resisted the spending cuts.
[T] to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do: Resisting the temptation to tuck into pension income early is vital.
(Definition of resist verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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