To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
To stop; end
Yield is defined as to produce or give something to another.
To stop temporarily
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To stop, discontinue, or resign from
To pause is defined as to stop for a brief period of time.
Forbear is defined as to stop yourself from doing something.
To give up (something) completely or forever
To give up, stop succumbing to (a negative emotion etc.).
To put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed, or intended); stop doing or adhering to.
To eat or drink up; devour
To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist
To begin again or continue after interruption.
Find another word for desists. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for desists, like: refrains, abstains, discontinues, halts, ceases, yields, suspends, stops, quits, pauses and forbears.