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Synonyms for desist
dɪˈzɪst, -ˈsɪstde·sist

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstain, refrain, desistverb

    choose not to consume

    "I abstain from alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    forbear, refrain, abstain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desistverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "desist":

    cease, abstain, refrain, stop

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#2158drop
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#6027quit
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#10518terminate
#10611pause
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#90962forbear
#318728intermit

How to use desist in a sentence?

  1. Bernardino Leon:

    I urge the respective leaderships ... to listen to calls within their respective houses, and those of the Libyan people, and to desist from any further attempts and maneuverings to obstruct the democratic process.

  2. 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.

  3. Bernardino Leon:

    I urge the respective leaderships ... to listen to calls within their respective houses, and those of the Libyan people, and to desist from any further attempts and maneuvering to obstruct the democratic process.

  4. Pirkei Avot:

    The day is short, the task is great, the master is insistent. It is not your duty to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it…

  5. Ezeugo Nnamdi Lawrence:

    They don't want to call it a racist attack against Africans but that's what it is, until the government has fully ensured our security, people should desist from coming here.


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