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

    Etymology: [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

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Nothing should bother you in life not even adversity nor poverty. For, nothing lasts forever. Yes of course, every matter or issue of life has a limit or breaking point including adversity and poverty. Are you undergoing adversity presently or are you currently experiencing poverty? If Yes, then listen up, it's just for a little while. That is to say, you will sooner or later outlive it or rather you will overcome it eventually. I mean, you won't remain poor forever or rather you won't keep on undergoing adversity or poverty forever. Furthermore, nothing should make you to become orgulous, proud, haughty, disdainful or arrogant in life. Not even your own child or children, nor your certificates, nor your qualifications, nor your political status, nor your social status, nor your job, nor your money, nor your properties, nor your knowledge, nor your wisdom, nor your insights, nor your power, nor your riches, nor stuffs like that. Because, you cannot and you will not live forever. Oh! Yes, you heard me right as usual, you will definitely leave everything you've acquired behind someday. Apart from that, God resists the proud or the arrogant (James 4:6). But guess what? He (God) gives more grace to the humble. Besides, whenever you are proud of whatever you have, you are unknowingly disregarding God and taking his grace upon your life for granted. In other words, whoever that is proud of anything he or she has acquired at any given period of time has failed to acknowledge almighty God as the giver of whatever he or she claims to possess. And God is never happy with such person(s). Thus, desist from pride and arrogance. For, you should not be condescending at all. -Emeasoba George

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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