resist (v.)

late 14c., from Old French resister "hold out against" (14c.), from Latin resistere "to make a stand against, oppose; to stand back; withstand," from re- "against" (see re-) + sistere "take a stand, stand firm," from PIE *si-st-, reduplicated form of root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm." Related: Resisted; resisting.