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- 1. defy, withstand, hold, hold up, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm
- usage: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
- 2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
- usage: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
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