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Definition of the verb desist
What does desist mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: desisted | desisting | desists
- choose not to consume
- example: I demand that you cease and desist from sending unsolicited emails.
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] He refrained [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Theme, subject control with -ing] He refrained from eating [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Theme, not sentential clause] He refrained from the lurid activity while in the lady's company
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of desist: abstain / refrain
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Alternative definition of the verb desist
- [intransitive] To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
- released in (16 years ago)
Phrases with Desist
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Nuclear Reactions (1992)
Science and Trans-Science by Alvin M. Weinberg
This must be decided by political processes because ultimately the decision to proceed or to desist is a matter of ethical or aesthetic values. Where there is no consensus on these values, the process of decision must be political. To one ...
by Bryan A. Garner
desist is a formal word for stop or.
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Usage statistics about desist
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Cerise and Desist
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Scrabble value of D2E1S1I1S1T1
The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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