RESIST; not submit [See Submission]; repugn [obs.], reluctate [rare], oppugn, with-stand; stand up -, strive -, bear up -, be proof -, make head- against; stand, - firm, - fast, - ones ground, - the brunt of, - out; hold -ones ground, - ones own, - out; stick it out [colloq.].
FACE, confront, breast the -wave, - current; stem the -tide, - torrent; grapple with; show a bold front (courage) [See Courage]; present a front, make a stand, take ones stand.
OPPOSE [See Opposition]; kick, - against; recalcitrate, kick against the pricks; fly in the face of; lift the hand against (attack) [See Attack]; withstand -an attack, - a siege, - the onset; rise up in arms (war) [See Warfare]; strike, turn out; draw up a round robin (remonstrate) [See Disapprobation]; put ones foot down; boycott; revolt (disobey) [See Disobedience]; make a riot. prendre le mors aux dents [F.], take the bit between the teeth; sell ones life dearly, die hard, keep at bay; repel, repulse.