verb (used without object)
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Origin of desist
OTHER WORDS FROM desistde·sist·ance, de·sist·ence, nounnon·de·sist·ing, adjective, nounun·de·sist·ing, adjective
Words nearby desist
Example sentences from the Web for desist
In late April, the city issued a cease-and-desist notice to JOCO, which the company ignored.Joco allowed to continue ebike operations as NYC lawsuit plays out|Rebecca Bellan|May 6, 2021|TechCrunch
The team has served 32 cease-and-desist orders in Carlsbad since December, Reyes said.How Carlsbad Restaurants Became Ground Zero for Coronavirus Defiance|Kayla Jimenez and Sara Libby|January 19, 2021|Voice of San Diego
He said that when he told her to desist, she threatened to hit herself and then tell the cops that he had done it.
Then there are the cases where the FEC does issue a cease and desist directive—only to be completely ignored.Hillary’s SuperPAC War Proves Yet Again That Campaign Finance Needs a Fix|Michelle Cottle|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a place where cease-and-desist letters are hung on the wall with pride.New York Post Looks Thinner After News Corporation Split|David Freedlander|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is not your duty to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.I Will Not Return to the Dark Reality of Putin's Russia|Garry Kasparov|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I hereby call on all Republicans involved in any voter suppression efforts to cease and desist immediately.Four Things Reince Priebus Could Say That Would Matter|Michael Tomasky|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Jews flocked from all parts to assist in the work; but the combined forces were obliged to desist from the attempt.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
She even threatens to strike the bell, when the Count de Carojac appears, and warns his rival to desist.The Autobiography of a Play|Bronson Howard
But Warren begged him to desist, confident as he was that any further attempt would result in ill to them.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
And Friedrich did desist, in that direction, poor youth; but tried it the more in others.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
But these clowns would not desist; they even added jeers and threats of violence if she did not leave the place.Stories of Heroic Deeds for Boys and Girls|James Johonnot
British Dictionary definitions for desist
Derived forms of desistdesistance or desistence, noun
Word Origin for desist
Idioms and Phrases with desist
see cease and desist.