- (v.) defy, resist, refuse (elude, especially in a baffling way) "This behavior defies explanation"
- (v.) resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)
- (v.) protest, resist, dissent (express opposition through action or words) "dissent to the laws of the country"
- (v.) 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"
- (v.) resist, reject, refuse (resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ) "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
- (v.) resist, balk, baulk, jib (refuse to comply).
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