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Resist

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Etymology of resist1.png

resist = re + sist

re-: against

sist: derived from Latin "sistere", meaning "stand"

So resist means: 

Stand against.

If one person stands against another person, they must in the state of fight.

Evolution of usage

The public stands against the police.

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The public resists the police.

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