desist Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb choose not to consume
- I abstain from alcohol
De*sist" intransitive verb
To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
Never desisting to do evil. E. Hall.
To desist from his bad practice. Massinger.
Desist (thou art discern'd, And toil'st in vain). Milton.
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