Definition of desist in English:
- So let's all put a stop to this tomfoolery and cease and desist from giving these Ministers pats on the back for their poor behavior.
- All other followers are threatened or enticed to cease and desist.
- These figures are the most valid argument yet that they should cease and desist and retire from the field immediately.
consist from Late Middle English:
Fron Latin consistere ‘stand firm or still, exist’, sistere ‘set, stand (still), stop’, also the source of assist (Late Middle English) originally ‘take your stand’; desist (Late Middle English) ‘stand down, stop’; exist (early 17th century) ‘come into being’, literally ‘stand out’; insist (late 16th century) ‘stand upon [an argument]’; and resist (Late Middle English) ‘stand back or against’.
Words that rhyme with desistassist, cist, coexist, consist, cyst, enlist, exist, gist, grist, hist, insist, list, Liszt, mist, persist, resist, schist, subsist, tryst, twist, whist, wist, wrist
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