fiercely, firmly, resolutely, strenuously, strongly, vigorously

They successfully resisted pressure from their competitors to increase prices.


People naturally resist change.

at first, initially, so far

He has so far resisted pressure to resign.

be able to, can, manage to
be unable to, cannot

Trends in the national economy confront companies with pressures they are unable to resist.

can hardly, cannot easily

She could hardly resist the urge to turn and run.

can never, can no longer
be difficult to, be hard to
be impossible to
try to
be determined to
be helpless to, be powerless to

She was powerless to resist the attraction that she felt to him.

tend to
the strength to resist sth
Resist is used with these nouns as the object: ↑advance, ↑arrest, ↑attack, ↑attempt, ↑attraction, ↑bait, ↑call, ↑change, ↑charm, ↑corrosion, ↑demand, ↑desire, ↑effort, ↑eviction, ↑evil, ↑impact, ↑imposition, ↑impulse, ↑inclination, ↑influence, ↑interpretation, ↑intervention, ↑invasion, ↑lure, ↑move, ↑occupation, ↑onslaught, ↑oppression, ↑overture, ↑penetration, ↑pressure, ↑reform, ↑suggestion, ↑temptation, ↑tendency, ↑tyranny, ↑urge

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