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Synonyms for desist
dɪˈzɪst, -ˈsɪstde·sist

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. desist

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

    Antonyms:
    continue, proceed, persist, persevere

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. abstain, refrain, desistverb

    choose not to consume

    "I abstain from alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    forbear, refrain, abstain

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. desistverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "desist":

    cease, abstain, refrain, stop

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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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. Magha:

    The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere.

  2. Guyanese President David Granger:

    Venezuela, therefore, must desist from hindering our economic development in an obtrusive and obstructive manner that is tantamount to interference in our internal affairs.

  3. Frederic Bruno:

    Mr. Clark was given multiple opportunities to desist, while he was being legally detained, he chose to resist, fight officers and to seize control of an officer's firearm.

  4. 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….

  5. Sheila Jackson Lee:

    When you have a mother tell you directly that she's in fear that she will never see her child again, and when the United Nations Human Rights Commission indicate to the Trump administration that you are violating human rights, then you know that what we are saying today is President Trump, cease and desist.


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