desist from

desist from (something)

To stop doing something. If you don't desist from blasting that music, I'm calling the police!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

desist from something

to stop doing something. You must desist from further attempts to contact your wife. I wish you would desist from calling me Willie.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He warned all agencies to desist from such act as serious and heavy sanction would be inflicted on any of them that further indulges in it.
Alethea Godson-Amamoo in Accra yesterday, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is warning the general public to desist from making any transaction in any foreign currency, as long as the 'deal' is performed in the country.
To be exact, SEC on Friday ordered Black Cell Technology Inc., Black Sands Capital Inc., Black Cell Technology Limited and Krops to immediately cease and desist from selling and offering for sale KROPs Tokens and KropCoins or any other of the same nature.
Tokpa urges his compatriots who have intention to contest the by-election in Bong County to be civil and desist from preaching divisive politics.
By TITUS MAEROThe Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya's Director of Research, Agnes Mandu, has urged athletes to desist from using performance-enhancing substances and to strive to compete clean.Speaking Thursday while opening Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) workshop in Kakamega, Mandu told athletes in attendance that they should strive to build a good legacy and win clean.
Consumer finance firms have been asked to desist from using peer-to-peer platforms or third parties to extend loans to unapproved parties.
The Council deplored the decision at the conclusion of the workings of its 145th session, chaired by the Kingdom of Bahrain, disapproved the statements of Iranian officials of incitement against Arab countries, calling on Iran to desist from hostile and provocative statements and stop media campaigns against the Arab states as they are blatant interference in the internal affairs of these countries.
He said that all political parties and candidates would desist from all such activities that come under crime under the election laws.
He said that media should desist from broadcasting or publishing any news, which pose opposition public opinion against any particular party or candidate.
"I demand that the Centre issue a direction under Article 256 of the Constitution to the TN CM to desist from pursuing (the) illegal resolution on Rajiv's killers," Mr Swamy said.
The European Union might desist from paying to Greece the next installment of its bailout should the country fail to give guarantees it is able to pay back its debts, stated EU Finance Commissioner Olli Rehn.
NNA - 22/01/2011 Lebanese Forces commander Samir Geagea implored Hezbollah to desist from using violence when dealing with "loyal citizens."
"You must cease and desist from any and all fundraising activities, including solicitation of sponsorships, immediately."
His letter also demanded that he "agree in writing to permanently cease and desist from the advertising, promoting, marketing, sale or distribution of any products bearing or referring to Universal Property." Of course, the marketing firm that Universal hired had encouraged him to do precisely the opposite.