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verb [intransitive] formal British English pronunciation: desist /dɪˈzɪst/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydesist
he/she/itdesists
present participledesisting
past tensedesisted
past participledesisted
  1. to stop doing something

    They were requested to desist from carrying out further experiments.

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