withstand


withstand (http://definr.com/withstand)

     v 1: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied
          public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the
          greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held" [syn: defy,
           hold, hold up]
     2: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something [syn:
        resist, hold out, stand firm] [ant: surrender]