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desist

de·sist

desist

 
pronunciation:
dih sIst
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: desisted, desisting, desists
definition: to stop acting in a certain way.
The judge ordered that he desist from bothering his former wife.
synonyms:
cease, quit, stop
antonyms:
continue, persist
similar words:
abstain, discontinue, forbear, halt, keep, suspend
Word Parts
The word desist contains the following part:
sist Latin root that means stand
synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance