What does desist mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term desist:


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

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



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