Oppose vs. Resist

Oppose vs. Resist — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Oppose and Resist

Opposeverb

To be or act in contention or conflict with

opposed their crosstown rivals in the season finale.

Resistverb

To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop

resisted the effort to close the school.

Opposeverb

To be hostile or resistant to; try to prevent

opposes the building of a new police station.

Resistverb

To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).

Opposeverb

To set as an opposite in position

opposed the painting with a mirror across the room.

Resistverb

To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand

a crank that resists torque.a material that resists solar degradation.

Opposeverb

To present in counterbalance or contrast

ideas that were opposed to each other in her first book.

Resistverb

To provide resistance to (an electrical current).

Opposeverb

To be or act in opposition.

Resistverb

To keep from giving in to, engaging in, or enjoying

resisted pressure to conform.resisted investing in real estate.

Opposeverb

To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.

to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in CongressThere is still time to oppose this plan.

Resistverb

To offer resistance.

Opposeverb

To object to.

Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.

Resistnoun

A substance that can cover and protect a surface, as from corrosion.

Opposeverb

To present or set up in opposition; to pose.

They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.

Resistverb

(transitive) To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

Opposeverb

To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.

Resistverb

(transitive) To withstand the actions of.

Opposeverb

be against; express opposition to;

We oppose the ban on abortion

Resistverb

(intransitive) To oppose.

Opposeverb

fight against or resist strongly;

The senator said he would oppose the billDon't fight it!

Resistverb

To be distasteful to.

Opposeverb

oppose with equal weight or force

Resistnoun

A protective coating or covering.

Opposeverb

set into opposition or rivalry;

let them match their best athletes against ourspit a chess player against the Russian championHe plays his two children off against each other

Resistverb

elude, especially in a baffling way;

This behavior defies explanation

Opposeverb

act against or in opposition to;

She reacts negatively to everything I say

Resistverb

stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Opposeverb

be resistant to;

The board opposed his motion

Resistverb

express opposition through action or words;

dissent to the laws of the country

Resistverb

withstand the force of something;

The trees resisted herstand the test of timeThe mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Resistverb

resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ;

His body rejected the liver of the donor

Resistverb

refuse to comply