- v1. withstand, repel, repulse, Archaic. reluct; stand fast, make a stand, stand, breast, front, brook; stand at bay, breast the current, weather, not yield an inch, Inf. hang in there; stand one's ground, hold the line against; hold out, hold up, bear up.2. oppose, counteract, neutralize, counterwork, countermine; cancel, militate against, countervail; confront, face, encounter; rebuff, strike back, recalcitrate; beat back, drive back, siege, repress; fight, attack, assail, assault, oppugn, combat; retaliate, strike back, impugn; struggle against, contend with, contest, battle, antagonize; revolt, rebel, mutiny; overcome, defeat, overpower, stem the tide.3. stop, check, stem, curb; obstruct, hinder, impede, block; thwart, foil, frustrate, cross, Scot. thraw; restrain, restrict, inhibit, bar, interfere; prevent, preclude, prohibit, proscribe; forfend, obviate, override.4. refrain, avoid, abstain, forbear; desist, refuse, quit, stop; renounce, eschew, swear off, take no part in; check oneself, contain oneself, deny oneself.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.