Antonyms of verb resist

1 of 6 senses of resist

Sense 2
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)
       Antonym of surrender (Sense 1)
      => surrender, give up -- (give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb resist

6 senses of resist

Sense 1
defy, resist, refuse -- (elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation")
       => elude, escape -- (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me")

Sense 2
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)
       => fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend -- (fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!")

Sense 3
protest, resist, dissent -- (express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country")
       => oppose, controvert, contradict -- (be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion")

Sense 4
resist, stand, fend -- (withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow")
       => fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend -- (fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!")

Sense 5
resist, reject, refuse -- (resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 6
resist, balk, baulk, jib -- (refuse to comply)
       => disobey -- (refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired")

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