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Verb: recalcitrate  ri'kal-si,treyt
  1. Show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient
    "The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"

Derived forms: recalcitrates, recalcitrated, recalcitrating

Type of: defend, dispute, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose