resist
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resist(
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zihst
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put up resistance against)
a. resistir
The mugger ran off when his victim resisted him.El asaltante huyó cuando su víctima le resistió.
b. oponer resistencia a
The Aztecs resisted the conquistadors.Los aztecas opusieron resistencia a los conquistadores.
c. oponerse a
Paul resisted an armed attack and ended up being wounded.Paul se opuso a un ataque armado y terminó herido.
2. (to refrain from)
a. resistirse a
My puppy is so cute that you cannot resist smiling when you see him.Mi cachorro es tan precioso que no puedes resistirte a sonreír cuando lo ves.
b. resistir
Lauren can't resist desserts made with toffee.Lauren no puede resistir los postres hechos con cajeta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to put up resistance)
a. resistir
Sam's parents wanted him to go to college, but he resisted.Los padres de Sam querían que fuera a la universidad, pero él resistió.
b. oponer resistencia
It's no use resisting when you're dealing with a large corporation.No vale la pena oponer resistencia cuando se trata de una sociedad anónima.
4. (to refrain)
a. resistirse
The dessert looks delicious. I can't resist.El postre se ve delicioso. No puedo resistirme.
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resist
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. resistir
2. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to resist arrestresistirse a la autoridad
I couldn't resist telling himno pude resistir la tentación de decírselo
I can't resist chocolateslos bombones me resultan irresistibles
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. resistir
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resist [rɪˈzɪst]
transitive verb
(oppose) resistir(se) a; (be unaffected by) resistir
to resist arrest resistirse a ser detenido; oponer resistencia a la policía; they resisted the attack vigorously resistieron vigorosamente el ataque; we resist this change nos oponemos a este cambio; to resist temptation resistir la tentación; I couldn't resist buying it no me resistí a comprarlo; I can't resist saying that ... no puedo resistir al impulso de decir que ...; I can't resist squid me vuelven loco los calamares; she can't resist sweets no puede resistirse a los dulces
intransitive verb
resistir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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