To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
- To strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects, or force of.
- To remain firm against the actions, effects, or force of; withstand: a bacterium that resisted the antibiotic.
- To keep from giving in to or enjoying.
- To offer resistance. See Synonyms at oppose.
- A substance that can cover and protect a surface, as from corrosion.