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desist - Dictionary definition and meaning for word desist

(verb) choose not to consume
Synonyms : abstain , refrain
Example Sentence
  • I abstain from alcohol

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for desist

DESIST rhymes with resist.so when yu resist ur temptations it means yu ABSTAIN or REFRAIN from it
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by imajeeth

desist: Think of insist, resist, desist. The three "sist" verbs are on a something of a progressive "forceful" related actions: insist - to forcefully demand, resist - to forcefully oppose, and desist - to forcefully stop.
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by shalnew

DO+RESIST....have resistance to DO something...hence DESIST...imagine your mother is saying you.."DO RESIST ALCHOHOL"...
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by nileshdive

DESIST => Break it as Dis+ Assist i.e assisting no more or stop doing something.
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by adi_agarwal

To Insist mean to do something so to desist mean to stop doing something
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by onno manush

itna RESIST karoge to operation DESIST karna padega
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by modianubhav

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