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  1. [verb] elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
    Synonyms: defy, refuse

  2. [verb] stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    Synonyms: hold out, withstand, stand firm

  3. [verb] express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
    Synonyms: protest, dissent

  4. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: stand, fend

  5. [verb] resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
    Synonyms: reject, refuse

  6. [verb] refuse to comply
    Synonyms: balk, baulk, jib


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