desist definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To stop performing something; forbear. See Synonyms at stop.
    • To stop to continue or work; to avoid; to forbear; -- frequently with from.
  • verb:
    • To stop to proceed or act; to quit; to forbear; -- frequently with from.
    • choose to not ever consume
  • others:
    • To stop; stop from some action or proceeding; forbear: utilized definitely or with from.
    • Synonyms To pause, stay, desist (from), keep (off), cease, provide (over), break (off).

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