英 [dɪ'zɪst; dɪ'sɪst]
de-, 向下，离开。-sist, 站立，词源同stand, assist. 即站下来，不再坚持，停止。
- desist: see statue
- desist (v.)
- mid-15c., from Middle French désister (mid-14c.), from Latin desistere "to stand aside, leave off, cease," from de- "off" (see de-) + sistere "stop, come to a stand" (see assist). Related: Desisted; desisting.
- 1. The magazine will desist from such language after receiving complaints.
- 2. They agreed to desist from the bombing campaign.
- 3. You had better desist.
- 4. I asked him to desist from abusing me in private to newspaper editors.
- 5. The judge told the man to desist from threatening his wife.
[ desist 造句 ]