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Meaning of DESIST

Pronunciation:  di'zist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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
{Stand}.]
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).
                                               --Milton.

 
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
 

 

 

 

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