HyperDic: desist

English > 1 sense of the word desist:
VERBconsumptiondesist, abstain, refrainchoose not to consume
desist > pronunciation
Soundsdihsih'st; dihzih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > desist: 1 sense > verb 1, consumption
Meaningchoose not to consume.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsabstain, refrain
Entailed bymortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
Narrowerfastabstain from eating
fastabstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
keep off, avoidRefrain from certain foods or beverages
teetotalPractice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
Oppositeconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishabstenerse, dejar, desistir, inhibirse
Catalanabstenir-se, deixar, desistir

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