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Synonyms for desist
dɪˈzɪst, -ˈsɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstain, refrain, desist(verb)

    choose not to consume

    "I abstain from alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    forbear, refrain, abstain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desist

    Strains of music may gradually or suddenly cease. A man quits work on the instant; he may discontinue a practise gradually; he quits suddenly and completely; he stops short in what he may or may not resume; he pauses in what he will probably resume. What intermits or is intermitted returns again, as a fever that intermits. Compare ABANDON; DIE; END; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abstain, bring to an end, cease, come to an end, conclude, discontinue, end, end, finish, give over, intermit, leave off, pause, quit, refrain, stop, terminate

    Antonyms:
    begin, commence, enter upon, inaugurate, initiate, institute, originate, set about, set going, set in operation, set on foot, start

    Preposition:
    Cease from anger.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desist

    Synonyms:
    cease, stop, discontinue, drop, abstain, forbear, leave off

    Antonyms:
    continue, proceed, persist, persevere

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desist(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    cease, stop, pause, forbear, stay, leave off, break off, give over

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cease, abstain, refrain, stop

How to pronounce desist?

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How to say desist in sign language?

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#1038stop
#2158drop
#2674finish
#6027quit
#8648conclude
#10518terminate
#10611pause
#11444cease
#17539refrain
#22808discontinue
#28757abstain
#35669desist
#90962forbear
#318728intermit

How to use desist in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    If you inhabit a positive mindset. You will surround yourself with positive encounters that build an empire of possibilities. Thus, desist from negative thoughts. For, a negative mindset is bound to utter negative words. And that must at the long run yield a negative outcome. So, inspite of your current hardships or challenges dare to think positively. Because, it pays incredibly. -Emeasoba George

  2. Melissa Klein:

    Brad and his cohorts at BOLI have overstepped their constitutional rights in requiring me to cease and desist from my constitutional freedom, i will fight them with every last breath I have.

  3. The Journal:

    The commission issued an order requiringPhillipsto cease and desist discriminating against same-sex couples, and the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed. But the commission violatedPhillips‘ rights, [Supreme CourtJustice Anthony] Kennedy said, because its ‘treatment of his case has some elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs that motivated his objection.’ Kennedy cited the comments of one commissioner, who said religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, including slavery and the Holocaust….

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Mediocrity/Inferiority complex is the end result of self-hate i.e. Mediocrity or Inferiority complex is nothing else but intense dislike or devaluation of oneself or your own self. Yes! that is just that. Thus, desist from that. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Unforgivingness, hatred, sadness, bitterness and other habits like that do come home to roost i.e. they eventually affect the doer(s) adversely (boomerang). Thus, break or kick the habits in question. I mean, desist/abstain from all of the above habits.


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