Synonyms of desist in English:


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

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

continue, persist in