To desist is defined as to stop something.
To refrain from (doing something):
To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.
To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
To hold back or keep in check; control:
Find another word for keep-from. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for keep-from, like: desist, refrain, avoid, prohibit, forestall, impede, abstain, hinder, prevent and restrain.