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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cease from action.

Usage examples (36)
  • I shall ask leave to desist, when I am interrupted by so great an experiment as dying.
  • We have received a letter to desist from the creation of the Stargate: Source mod.
  • They were persuaded, however, to desist from the former design, and to agree in the latter.
  • He appeals to them to desist from a war which can only, after greater sacrifices, terminate in a treaty of peace. for more
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