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verb

1‘we must desist from any industrial action that may disturb national unity’

SYNONYMS
abstain, refrain, forbear, hold back, keep
stop, cease, discontinue, suspend, give up, quit, break off, leave off, conclude, call a halt to, call a stop to, forgo, drop, dispense with, eschew, have done with, wash one's hands of
informal lay off, give over, pack in, pack up
nautical slang belay
ANTONYMS

continue, persist in