Definition of “resist” - Learner’s Dictionary

resist

verb [ I, T ] uk us /rɪˈzɪst/
AVOID

B2 to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do:

I can't resist chocolate.
[ + doing sth ] I just can't resist reading other people's mail.
NOT ACCEPT

to refuse to accept something and try to stop it from happening:

The President is resisting calls for him to resign.
FIGHT

to fight against someone or something that is attacking you:

British troops resisted the attack for two days.

(Definition of “resist” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)