What does desist mean?

Definitions for desist
dɪˈzɪst, -ˈsɪstde·sist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstain, refrain, desist(verb)

    choose not to consume

    "I abstain from alcohol"

Wiktionary

  1. desist(Verb)

    To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desist(verb)

    to cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from

  2. Origin: [L. desistere; de- + sistere to stand, stop, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. dsister. See Stand.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Desist

    de-sist′, v.i. to stop: to forbear.—ns. Desist′ance, -ence, a desisting. [Fr.,—L. desistĕrede, away, and sistĕre, to cause to stand.]

Anagrams for desist »

  1. deists, Deists

  2. Deists

How to pronounce desist?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of desist in a Sentence

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    As a human it is normal for you to get annoyed sometimes. Yes! but you should not be irritable (don't be easily annoyed or angered). For instance, if someone says are you stupid? to your own self or to someone else around you. You don't have to be annoyed. Because, that is just a question and which you are expected to respond Yes or No or better still keep quiet alternatively. But most times, when such statement is made, many people often misconcept or mistake it to be an insult. Anyway, take note of that. And mind you, irritability is uncalled for and often catastrophic. In fact, excessive anger or irritability can cost you your own life. Thus, desist from it (irritability). I mean, don't be tetchy. That is to say, don't be easily annoyed or irritated, come what may (no matter what happens). ~Emeasoba George

  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. John Comenius:

    To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human...Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.

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