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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 for "desist":

    cease, abstain, refrain, stop

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Never be carried away by anything or anyone no matter the beauty or handsomeness. In fact, you should not be carried away by fashion, because it changes with time. You don't have to be carried away by beauty or handsomeness, because it fades away with time. Refuse to be carried away by money or riches, because you are here (on earth) just for a little while. Oh! yes, no human can live forever i.e. no one can and will ever enjoy his or her riches or wealth forever (Proverbs 27:24). Moreover, refuse to be carried away by your knowledge or wisdom, because it will cease once you are dead. Besides that, desist from boasting or bragging about your properties or assets, for they will surely become old-fashioned sooner or later and consequently they will depreciate in value and at worst become worthless. Conclusively, all of the above proves that everything or everyone comes and goes unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism) and then life goes on as ever. In other words, nothing or no one is perpetual (never ending or never changing) naturally and in actual sense. Therefore, always bear all of the above in mind. ~Emeasoba George

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Jon Fine:

    It is our understanding that your client's representatives, including The Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and American Media executives, accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease and desist such defamatory conduct immediately. Any further dissemination of these false, vicious, speculative and unsubstantiated statements is done at your client's peril.

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