Find another word for desist. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for desist, like: stop, cease, halt, discontinue, stop, abandon, break off, discontinue, give up, leave off and quit.
As Asahel would not desist from the pursuit, though warned, Abner was compelled to slay him in self-defence.
Under pressure from the palatine of Batthyany an imperial edict was issued, on the 7th day of May, ordering the ban to desist from his separatist plans and take his orders from Pest.
Here Godfrey of Bouillon finally came to the front, and placing himself at the head of the discontented pilgrims, he forced Raymund to accept the offers of the amir of Tripoli, to desist from the siege, and to march to Jerusalem (in the middle of May 1099).
used the title on his seals and charters till he was compelled to desist by the emperor Charles IV.
"Lise, I beg you to desist," said Prince Andrew still more emphatically.