desist

You can use the verb desist as a way to say "stop" or "cease." Instead of yelling "Cut it out!" the new neighbor asked the tween girls to desist from playing any more loud, screeching music from that long-haired boy-band.

If you want to insist that someone stop doing something, the word desist is a solid choice. It's often used as part of a legal order called a "cease and desist," which forces an action to come to a halt. "Cease" is a synonym for desist, so using the two together says "stop it!" loud and clear — and kind of redundantly. "If she will desist from camping on the lawn in front of the star's Hollywood home, she won’t be arrested."

Definitions of desist
  1. verb
    choose not to consume
    synonyms: abstain, refrain
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    Antonyms:
    consume, have, ingest, take, take in
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
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    fast
    abstain from eating
    fast
    abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    avoid, keep off
    refrain from certain foods or beverages
    teetotal
    practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
    diet
    eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight
    diet
    follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
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