abstain, refrain, desist(verb)
choose not to consume
"I abstain from alcohol"
To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
to cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from
Origin: [L. desistere; de- + sistere to stand, stop, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. dsister. See Stand.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-sist′, v.i. to stop: to forbear.—ns. Desist′ance, -ence, a desisting. [Fr.,—L. desistĕre—de, away, and sistĕre, to cause to stand.]
The numerical value of desist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of desist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4