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Meaning of DESIST

Pronunciation:  di'zist

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  choose to refrain; "I abstain from alcohol"

DESIST is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: abstain, refrain
 Antonyms: consume, have, ingest, take, take in
 See Also: avoid, fast, keep off, teetotal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*sist"\ (?; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Desisted}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Desisting}.] [L. desistere; de- + sistere to
stand, stop, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. d['e]sister. See
To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often
with from.

      Never desisting to do evil.              --E. Hall.

      To desist from his bad practice.         --Massinger.

      Desist (thou art discern'd, And toil'st in vain).

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, belay, cancel, cease, cede, come off, cry quits, cut it out, cut out, desist from, discontinue, disuse, drop, drop it, end, forgo, forswear, give, give over, give up, halt, hand over, have done with, hold, knock it off, lay down, lay off, leave off, let go, nol-pros, not pursue with, put behind one, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, scrub, stay, stop, surrender, terminate, throw up, waive, yield