1(cease)desistirto desist from sth/-ing — desistir de algo/+ inf
- He also ordered that they were to desist from causing obstruction to council workers or trespass on council offices.
- The management warned the group to cease and desist from using this name.
- Builders and developers should desist from destroying lakes and trees to make room for residential layouts.
- Perhaps if those who reviled and insulted Said could have read this book, they might have desisted.
- Unruly patients will begin with an informal warning from a senior manager, but failure to desist will result in a yellow card being issued.
- All other followers are threatened or enticed to cease and desist.
- These figures are the most valid argument yet that they should cease and desist and retire from the field immediately.
- She said the police officer ordered the two bickering women to cease and desist, but the women ignored him.
- I do not think people would desist from lodging an employment appeal case if they did not think the organisation was taking them seriously.
- He had even confronted him with an ultimatum to cease and desist or find a new job.
- I am currently obtaining signatures on a petition to the Home Secretary, to ask him to desist from imprisoning pensioners.
- He has no permission under the law to do so and I would advise him to cease and desist.
- Perhaps if anyone caught dumping litter had a delivery from the refuse collection wagon instead of a collection, they might desist.
- The dream of achieving such strategic parity is more powerful than any pressure to cease and desist.
- Sometimes, I just write to the person involved and ask them nicely to cease and desist.
- So let's all put a stop to this tomfoolery and cease and desist from giving these Ministers pats on the back for their poor behavior.
- He was warned to cease and desist, but now, he insisted that he had to perform that way!
- However, he said he would desist from doing that now that motions to change the policy have been submitted to Congress.
- Frankly, I hope that he desists from knocking on my door at seven in the morning with some trivial problem, but I am not over-optimistic.
- One of the basic cellular courtesies is desisting from using the cell while driving.
2(abstain)abstenerseto desist from sth/-ing — abstenerse de algo/+ inf