Synonyms for Resist:
n.stand up to, sit by, obtain, maintain, yield, omit to do something, make no move, bother, continue, abstain, persist, can't bring yourself to do something, let nature take its course, stand by, refrain, remain, hold off, neglect, persevere, weather, submit. fight back, combat, tear up, declare against, go against, have/have got against, stand against. standardize, regularize, stabilize, level, jog along, preserve. traverse, contest, buck.
aggravate, grind, wear, abrade, chafe, disturb, irritate, rasp, fret, rub, scrub, harass, scrape, grate.
vie, bicker, clash, dispute, antagonize, contrast, hassle, struggle, contend, brawl, protest, conflict, quarrel, withstand, encounter, wrangle, wrestle, stand.
avert, barricade, safeguard, defend, shield, save, police, uphold, fend, guard, backfire, rebut, protect, retort, bar, answer, sustain, return, shelter, ward, support, buffer, reply, respond, cover, screen, secure, oppose, argue, counterattack.
countermand, contravene, defy, cross, face, dare, dissent, counteract, rebel, confront, affront, challenge, counter.
repel, contradict, fight, intercept, check, inhibit, meddle, rebuff, impede, disagree, object, hinder, obstruct, repress, interfere, repulse, suppress, oppress.
stand firm, stand fast, snub.
•withstand, oppose (verb)
repel, dispute, persevere, hold off, fight back, combat, remain, weather, traverse, stand up to, hinder, curb, counteract, refuse, check, confront, thwart, antagonize, defy, stay, continue, buck, refrain, maintain, persist, contend.