The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Resist \Re*sist"\ (r?-z?st"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resisted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Resisting.] [F. r['e]sister, L. resistere,
pref. re- re- + sistere to stand, cause to stand, v.
causative of stare to stand. See Stand.]
1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
That mortal dint,
Save He who reigns above, none can resist. --Milton.
2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or
frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
God resisteth the proud. --James iv. 6.
Contrary to his high will
Whom we resist. --Milton.
3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
4. To be distasteful to. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract;
check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.