desist from

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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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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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It said that media would desist from giving arguments on the personal life of any candidate.
Speaking for the Spiegel Sunday, Rehn joined warnings from the IMF voiced earlier over the week that it might desist from continuing the crediting over fears Greece might default on its debt.
Geagea duly called on party officials to desist from similar future malpractices in the hope that all 3 presidents assume full responsibility in checking the party.
Shipe, denying Respondents' motions to amend a stipulated confidentiality order, to strike from the record a motion filed by Board Enforcement Counsel, and to order Enforcement Counsel to show cause why they should not be ordered to cease and desist from "abusing the public record.
Peace always comes in steps, and the first step is to cease and desist from killing.
NaPro") to cease and desist from using certain trade secrets which NaPro misappropriated from Hauser.
In connection with the agreement, IBM has consented to entry of an administrative order by the SEC directing that IBM cease and desist from committing or causing any violations of certain of the reporting provisions of the federal securities laws and related SEC rules.
The Crisis Center at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued recommendations for Bulgarian citizens to limit or desist from travelling to North Africa and Yemen, amid violent protests across the region.
LAHORE, July 14, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif said that No-one should be allowed to point score on water issue between Punjab and Sindh adding that Punjab will neither desist from its allocated water share nor take even a drop of water from Sindhs share.
Without admitting or denying the Commission's findings, Netopia has agreed to cease and desist from future violations of the corporate reporting, books and records and internal controls provisions of the federal securities laws.
The order requires that Colonial cease and desist from violating (1) certain record-keeping requirements; (2) Section 23B of the Federal Reserve Act; (3) preparation and approval requirements with respect to expense reports; (4) asset classification requirements; and (5) loans to one borrower requirements.
At the hearing, under questioning from Judge Rya Zobel of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Vascular Solutions conceded that it would stipulate to desist from any further use of the mark ELT, which Diomed alleged infringes Diomed's federally-registered EVLT(R) trademark.
Under these proposed settlements, the three officers would, without admitting or denying the allegations, agree to the entry of an administrative order that they cease and desist from any violations of certain reporting provisions of the securities laws.
No fine has been assessed against the Company in the order, which requires the Company to cease and desist from violations of the antifraud, periodic reporting and books and records provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.