desist+from

  • 1 desist from — index discontinue (abandon), forbear, forgo, quit (discontinue), renounce, resign, waive …

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  • 2 desist from — stop doing something. → desist …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 3 Desist — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 desist — [di zist′, disist′] vi. [LME desisten < OFr desister < L desistere < de , from + sistere, to cause to stand < stare, to STAND] to cease (from an action); stop; abstain [desist from fighting] SYN. STOP desistance n …

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  • 5 desist — v. (formal) (D; intr.) to desist from (to desist from further litigation) * * * [dɪ zɪst] (formal) (D; intr.) to desist from (to desist from further litigation) …

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  • 6 desist — [[t]dɪzɪ̱st[/t]] desists, desisting, desisted VERB If you desist from doing something, you stop doing it. [FORMAL] [V from ing/n] Ford never desisted from trying to persuade him to return to America... [V from ing/n] The magazine will desist from …

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  • 7 desist — de|sist [dıˈzıst, dıˈsıst] v [i]formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: desister, from Latin sistere to stand, stop ] to stop doing something ▪ We hope that the military regime will desist from its acts of violence. →cease and desist at… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 desist — UK [dɪˈzɪst] / US [dɪˈsɪst] verb [intransitive] Word forms desist : present tense I/you/we/they desist he/she/it desists present participle desisting past tense desisted past participle desisted formal to stop doing something They were requested… …

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  • 9 desist — verb manufacturers were ordered to desist from dumping chemicals in the river Syn: abstain from, refrain from, forbear from, hold back from, keep from; stop, cease, discontinue, suspend, give up, break off, drop, dispense with, eschew; informal… …

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  • 10 desist — [dɪ sɪst, dɪ zɪst] verb (often desist from) stop doing something. Origin ME: from OFr. desister, from L. desistere, from de down from + sistere to stop …

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  • 11 desist — verb (I) formal to stop doing something (+ from): You are ordered to desist from such behaviour …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 desist — v.intr. (often foll. by from) literary abstain; cease (please desist from interrupting; when requested, he desisted). Etymology: OF desister f. L desistere (as DE , sistere stop, redupl. f. stare stand) …

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  • 13 desist — Synonyms and related words: 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… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 desist — de|sist [ dı sıst ] verb intransitive FORMAL to stop doing something: They were requested to desist from carrying out further experiments …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 desist — I verb abstain, arrest, be quiescent, call off, cease, check, desinere, desistere, discontinue, end, finish, forbear, freeze, halt, hold, intermit, interrupt, leave off, make inactive, put a stop to, refrain, repose, rest, stand, stay, stop,… …

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  • 16 desist — mid 15c., from M.Fr. désister (mid 14c.), from L. desistere to stand aside, leave off, cease, from de off (see DE (Cf. de )) + sistere stop, come to a stand (see ASSIST (Cf. assist)). Related: Desisted; desisting …

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  • 17 desist — [v] stop, refrain from abandon, abstain, avoid, break off, cease, discontinue, end, forbear, give over, give up, halt, have done with*, knock off*, leave off, not do, pause, quit, relinquish, resign, surcease, suspend, yield; concept 119 Ant.… …

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  • 18 desist — ► VERB ▪ cease; abstain. ORIGIN Latin desistere, from sistere to stop …

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  • 19 desist — intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desister, from Latin desistere, from de + sistere to stand, stop; akin to Latin stare to stand more at stand Date: 15th century to cease to proceed or act Synonyms: see stop •… …

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  • 20 desist — /dəˈzɪst / (say duh zist), /dəˈsɪst/ (say duh sist) verb (i) to cease, as from some action or proceeding; stop. {Old French desister, from Latin dēsistere leave off} –desistance, desistence, noun …

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