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rĕ-nītor, nīti, v. dep. n., to strive or struggle against, to withstand, resist (rare and not ante-Aug.; syn.: resisto, adversor, reluctor).

I. Lit.: quoniam alter motus alteri renititur, Plin. 2, 82, 84, 198; 16, 42, 81, 222; so, os (specillo), Cels. 5, 28, 12.—

II. Trop.: cum illi renitentes pactos dicerent sese, Liv. 5, 49 Drak.: renitentibus vobis, Curt. 6, 3, 5; Plin. 8, 32, 50, 118: quo renitente, Amm. 31, 12, 15; 31, 13, 10.