する(たいこうする) To counter (used with two roughly equal things that oppose each other) (i.e. a counter-reaction, counter-demonstration, two business giants compete in the marketplace, counter-culture, antagonist, counter-balance)
(ていこう) To resist (used about one person taking on the whole fuckin’ system, mannn!) (draft resister, resisting arrest, to encounter resistance, resist temptation, and the electric concept of ‘resistance’)
らう(さからう) To defy someone bigger than you. Defy a parent. Cuba defies the USA.