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intr.v. de·sist·ed, de·sist·ing, de·sists
To cease doing something. See Synonyms at stop.
[Middle English desisten, from Old French desister, from Latin dēsistere : dē-, de- + sistere, to bring to a standstill; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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(often foll by: from) to cease, as from an action; stop or abstain
[C15: from Old French desister, from Latin dēsistere to leave off, stand apart, from de- + sistere to stand, halt]
deˈsistance, deˈsistence n
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to cease, as from some action or proceeding; stop.
[1425–75; < Old French desister < Latin dēsistere to leave off]
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Past participle: desisted
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|Verb||1.||desist - choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"|
fast - abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
fast - abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
keep off, avoid - refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
teetotal - practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
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verb stop, cease, refrain from, end, kick (informal), give up, suspend, break off, abstain, discontinue, leave off, have done with, give over (informal), forbear, belay (Nautical) Kindly desist from making so much noise.
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desist[dɪˈzɪst] VI to desist from sth → desistir de algo
to desist from doing sth → dejar or desistir de hacer algo
we begged him to desist → le rogamos que desistiera or que lo dejara
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desist[dɪˈzɪst] vi (= stop) → cesser
to desist from sth → cesser qch
to desist from doing sth → cesser de faire qch
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desist[dɪˈzɪst] vi (frm) to desist (from) → desistere (da)
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