Translation of resist in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (fight against) [attack/enemy] resistir; [change/plan] oponer* resistencia a the window resisted all attempts to open it la ventana resistió todos los intentos de abrirlaExample sentences1.2 (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
- 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.
- Such an argument resists many of the typical counter-arguments directed at potentiality as an ethical consideration in the abortion debate.
-ingresistirse a+ infinitive/infinitivoI couldn't resist telling her no pude resistirme a decírselo, no pude aguantar las ganas de decírseloExample sentences1.3 (withstand, endure) [heat/cold/corrosion] resistir
- There aren't many who could resist the tempting creations and I thought it was only correct to sample the goodies.
- Those who are growing old may be unwise to try to resist these pressures.
- The girl gritted her teeth distastefully and resisted the tempting urge to spit at the man.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (fight, oppose) [troops] resistir, oponer* resistencia she wanted to make changes, but the board resisted quería introducir cambios pero la junta se resistía or se oponía 1.2 (not give way) resistirse, contenerse*Example sentences
- Gyroscopes create their own force through spinning, thereby resisting the effects of gravity.
- It strengthens the lungs to resist the effects of sudden changes in the air, and it healthfully braces and invigorates the chest.
- 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.
- 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.
- She didn't resist, but a fight ensued as other spectators intervened.
- Living together creates the illusion of having found adequate shelter and a feigned ability to resist in case of attack.
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