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to resist

"resistir" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. to withstand (dolor, peso, críticas)
  • resiste muy mal el calor -> he can't take the heat
2. to resist (tentación, impulso, deseo)
3. to tolerate, to stand (tolerar)
  • no lo resisto más, me voy -> I can't stand it any longer, I'm off
intransitive verb
4. (ejército, ciudad)
  • resistir (a algo/a alguien) -> to resist (something/somebody)
5. to keep going (persona)
  • ese corredor resiste mucho -> that runner has a lot of stamina
  • el tocadiscos aún resiste -> the record player's still going strong
  • resistir a algo -> to stand up to something, to withstand something
6. to take the strain (mesa, dique)
  • resistir a algo -> to withstand something
7. to resist (it) (mostrarse firme) (ante tentaciones)
  • resistir a algo -> to resist something
pronomial verb
  • resistirse (a algo) -> to resist (something)
  • por más que empujo esta puerta se resiste -> however hard I push, this door refuses to give way
  • resistirse a hacer algo -> to refuse to do something
  • me resisto a creerlo -> I refuse to believe it
  • no hay hombre que se le resista -> no man can resist her
  • se le resisten las matemáticas -> she just can't get the hang of maths

resistir [ray-sis-teer’]
verb transitive & verb neuter
1. To resist (enemigo), to oppose. (n)
2. To contradict, to repel. (n)
3. To endure (durar), to tolerate. (n)
4. To reject, to oppugn. (n)
5. To put up with (agotamiento, decepción). (n)
6. To resist; to struggle (luchar); to put up a fight (combatir). (n)
  • No puedo resistir este frío -> I can't bear this cold
  • El coche resiste todavía -> the car is still going
verb reflexive
7. To struggle, to contend.
  • Me resisto a creerlo -> I refuse to believe it

1 [+peso] to bear; take; support; [+presión] to take; withstand
2 [+ataque, tentación] to resist; [+propuesta] to resist; oppose; make a stand against
resisto todo menos la tentación I can resist anything but temptation
3 (tolerar) to put up with; endure
no puedo resistir este frío I can't bear o stand this cold; no lo resisto un momento más I'm not putting up with this a moment longer
resistirle la mirada a algn to stare sb out
1 (oponer resistencia) to resist
2 (durar) to last (out); hold out
el equipo no puede resistir mucho tiempo más the team can't last o hold out much longer; el coche resiste todavía the car is still holding out o going
3 (soportar peso)
¿resistirá la silla? will the chair take it?
1 (oponer resistencia) to resist
2 (no estar dispuesto)
resistirse a hacer algo to be reluctant to do sth; resist doing sth; no me resisto a citar algunos versos I can't resist quoting a few lines; me resisto a creerlo I find it hard to believe
3 (encontrar difícil)
se me resiste la química I'm not very good at chemistry

Verb Conjugations for "resistir" (go to to resist)


yo resisto resistí resistía resistiría resistiré
resistes resististe resistías resistirías resistirás
él/ella/Ud. resiste resistió resistía resistiría resistirá
nosotros resistimos resistimos resistíamos resistiríamos resistiremos
vosotros resistís resististeis resistíais resistiríais resistiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. resisten resistieron resistían resistirían resistirán
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