Synonyms of 'desist'

abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, belay, cancel, cease, cede, come off, cut out, discontinue, disuse, drop, end, forgo, forswear, give, give over, halt, hand over, hold, lay down, lay off, leave off, nol-pros, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, scrub, stay, stop, surrender, terminate, waive, yield