desist desist  /dɪs ˈɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (v) choose not to consume

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After an Ann Arbor retailer he worked with was served a cease-and-desist order, a co-op member offered her nearby home as a new pickup site.
  2. If it is an affirmative decision, FTC then issues a cease--desist order, which is a sort of informal injunction.
  3. A monitoring agency would send Web users who illegally download media a cease and desist notice.

News

  1. University of Kansas has nothing better to do than attack this racy Twitter page

    The University of Kansas has sent a firm cease-and-desist order to a Twitter fan page called @KUboobs, which is dedicated to collecting photos of (mostly) women flaunting their cleavage in low-cut KU shirts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News

  2. Group Protests Fifth-Grade Graduation

    A Taylors elementary school has been sent a cease-and-desist letter after parents complained to a humanist organization that the school
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WLTX-TV Columbia

  3. Humanist group protests fifth-grade graduation at North Greenville University

    A Taylors elementary school has been sent a cease-and-desist letter after parents complained to a humanist organization that the school's graduation ceremony was held at a religious-affiliated university.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Greenville News

Quotes

  1. "Microsoft must now comply fully with its legal obligations to desist from engaging in anti-competitive conduct. The Commission will do its utmost to ensure that Microsoft complies swiftly", Kroes said in a statement.
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Neelie Kroes Source: Reuters.uk

  2. "We're determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. And we're working with many countries around the world to convince Teheran to meet international obligations and cease and desist," Biden told a joint news conference with Israeli...
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Bernama

  3. "We have appealed to the PKK to desist fighting and to transform themselves from military organizations into civilian and political ones," Talabani said. "But if they (the PKK) insist on the continuation of fighting, they should leave...
    on Oct 21, 2005 By: Jalal Talabani Source: 940 News

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