desist from

desist from
stop doing something.

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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 …   English new terms dictionary

  • desist — verb (I) formal to stop doing something (+ from): You are ordered to desist from such behaviour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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