Translation of resist in Spanish:


resistir, v.

Pronunciation /rɪˈzɪst//rəˈzɪst/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fight against)
    (enemy/attack) resistir
    (plan/change) oponer resistencia a
    the window resisted all attempts to open it la ventana resistió todos los intentos de abrirla
    • There are of course many ways to resist these arguments.
    • In more recent years, however, defenders of the minimal state view have used a variant of this argument to resist the expansion of public programs.
    • But in some ways they have consistently resisted that argument when it's put by the media analysts.
    • If it was proved that animal research helps to cure cancer, I would find it hard to resist that kind of argument.
    • Campaigners in Stow and Bourton have vowed to continue resisting the proposals.
    • He insisted that the people were determined to resist intimidation and vote buying.
    • It is far easier to resist change and continue to make millions from CD sales than to try to prejudge the future and embrace new technology, especially one that throws up new controversies every year.
    • ‘We will not be cowed by the courts, the campaign will continue to resist this unjust double tax,’ he said.
    • Political groups which resist the advance of globalisation are protecting entrenched domestic lobbies.
    • Such an argument resists many of the typical counter-arguments directed at potentiality as an ethical consideration in the abortion debate.
    • In the gloomier scenario, communities continue to resist closures.
    • The longer a scientific theory resists disproof and continues to explain data well, the more certain we are that it is true.
    • While we continue to resist the idea that cutting of trees of will solve the city's traffic problems, we will have to present some other viable options to address these problems.
    • I just said that one could resist the argument by objecting that there is no reason to think that seeing a non-physical flower sense-datum is the same type of mental state as seeing a real flower.
    • In fact, if that's the motive of the government, them I think we've just identified the best argument for resisting the abolition of jury trials for fraud.
    • Posters carrying the message ‘Prevent torture, resist torture and help victims of torture’ will be circulated.
    • It would certainly assist artists in resisting the argument that contemporary society represents the final stage of human development.
  • 2

    (not give way to)
    (temptation) resistir
    I had to buy it, I couldn't resist it tuve que comprarlo, no me pude resistir
    • she found him hard to resist le costaba resistirse a sus encantos
    • I can't resist chocolate el chocolate me vuelve loco
    • to resist -ing resistirse a + inf
    • I couldn't resist telling her no pude resistirme a decírselo
    • Mother's milk is full of special nutrients, hormones and antibodies that are passed on to infants to help them to resist infections, respiratory illness and diarrhoea.
    • In addition, enteral feeding may improve the ability of the gut to resist infection, which is extremely important in patients who may already have decreased resistance.
    • Speaking as someone who has managed to resist the temptation to buy a mobile phone thus far, it's safe to say that ideas like this aren't going to entice me to join the majority any time soon.
    • The girl gritted her teeth distastefully and resisted the tempting urge to spit at the man.
    • One researcher reports that older adults can resist the negative effects of aging by remaining active.
    • Troubled by his colourful private life and convinced that he would never regard her as the love of his life, she had initially resisted his advances.
    • The loss of genetic diversity could result in animals with weakened immune systems, unable to resist infections that may wipe out whole flocks or herds.
    • Manufacturers design equipment to resist the effects of freezing but nothing is guaranteed.
    • I expect I'll spend most of the day resisting going and buying another packet, and then the remainder of the day eating them.
    • Some regulators have been designed to resist the effect of jammed valves caused by cold.
    • DN003 resists chemicals and can withstand most sterilization methods.
    • She resists his advances for a while, but soon succumbs, and the two begin a torrid and wind-swept romance that carries on throughout the war.
    • The researchers used the fruit fly model to discover the way most mosquitoes resist malaria infection.
    • One important measure in resisting infection is to quit smoking.
    • If you can't resist the urge to buy flips-flops, choose a pair with thicker soles to provide a little more cushioning.
    • I resist the temptation to buy a didgeridoo, settling for a hand-painted bookmark, and spend a few minutes admiring the city skyline in the distance.
    • These women are all HIV positive, and their ability to resist the infection is being undermined by the lack of food.
    • There aren't many who could resist the tempting creations and I thought it was only correct to sample the goodies.
    • Gyroscopes create their own force through spinning, thereby resisting the effects of gravity.
    • Their bodies may be less able to resist infections, and they may be at greater risk for problems during surgery and anesthesia.
    • Praise them when they've resisted the temptation to buy something they really wanted.
    • What other considerations, then, can induce people to avoid or to resist such temptation?
    • It strengthens the lungs to resist the effects of sudden changes in the air, and it healthfully braces and invigorates the chest.
    • Those who are growing old may be unwise to try to resist these pressures.
    • Tannin helps the leather to resist the effects of heat, decomposition by water and attack by all manner of organisms.
    • Lung adenocarcinoma, a non-small-cell lung cancer, tends to resist the effects of chemotherapy.
    • Most seafood allergens are stable molecules, which resist the effects of cooking and processing.
    • They must resist impulse buys and not be fooled by tales of wonderful kennels supplying the store; no responsible breeder sells to pet stores.
    • He couldn't resist such a tempting adventure, thus he traveled west, into this ancient forest to feed his curiosity.
    • He tried to give her a kiss on the cheek but she resisted his advance and pushed him away from her face briskly.
    • No matter which variation of polio a vaccinated individual comes into contact with, he or she should successfully resist infection.
    • Rather than passive systems that resist the effects of fire, these work to defeat it.
    • I have however resisted the temptation to buy the first thing I saw.
    • Some have acquired an armoury of genes which help them attach to cells, invade and damage tissue, colonise hosts, evade the immune system, and resist the effects of antibiotics.
    • The mixes are also designed for high density and low permeability to help resist the effects of high sulfate and chloride contents in the soil.
  • 3

    (withstand, endure)
    (corrosion/cold/heat) resistir

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (fight, oppose)
    (troops) resistir
    (troops) oponer resistencia
    she wanted to make changes, but the board resisted quería introducir cambios pero la junta se resistía / se oponía
    • When they realised what had happened to them, they resisted and fought back against the invaders.
    • She had to find a way to fight, to resist as much as she possibly could.
    • The police said that the robbers would not hesitate to attack the victims if they resisted.
    • When the South started losing, the will to fight and resist slowly but irrevocably declined.
    • The detainee did not resist when he was arrested and ‘behaved well’ during questioning, the sources said.
    • Studies have shown that women who resist and fight back are less likely to be harmed than those women who submit passively.
    • He said he tried to arrest the defendant but he kept resisting and he eventually had to call for back-up.
    • Thirty surrender quietly, but 10 are shot trying to resist.
    • They said that he was very uncooperative and that he resisted and he began to fight with the officers.
    • She had to fight the urge to resist, but it only lasted a minute.
    • Danny begins to put up a fight, but he is too stunned to resist properly.
    • She didn't resist, but a fight ensued as other spectators intervened.
    • Incredibly, the woman resisted and there was struggle between the two before the robber kneed the victim hard in the stomach and ripped the bag from her grasp.
    • There had to be a way to resist, to fight back and turn away.
    • She tried to resist and struggle, but the weakness of the fever prevented her from even being able to free an arm from the blanket.
    • They demanded the keys to his car, but when the man resisted, the attackers ran off along the road and down an alleyway.
    • Then the boy struggled and resisted in a most surprising manner considering that he was clearly violating the law.
    • Some resisted and Cromwell himself attacked them, arresting three and executing one.
    • Living together creates the illusion of having found adequate shelter and a feigned ability to resist in case of attack.
    • You might be arrested for provoking or bad-mouthing police, resisting physically, or running away.
  • 2

    (not give way)