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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·sist /dɪˈzɪst, ˈsɪst, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sist v. i. [imp. & p. p. Desisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Desisting.]  To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
    Never desisting to do evil.   --E. Hall.
    To desist from his bad practice.   --Massinger.
 Desist (thou art discern'd,
 And toil'st in vain).   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol" [syn: abstain,
           refrain] [ant: consume]