desister

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

desist +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

desister (plural desisters)

  1. A person who desists.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin desistere, present active infinitive of desistō, assimilated into the first group of verbs (regular -er ending).

Verb[edit]

desister

  1. (almost always reflexive, se desister) to stop; to desist
    • 1581, Guill. Roville, Promptuaire des medalles des plus renommees personnes qui ont esté depuis le commencement du monde: avec brieve description de leurs vies & faits, recueillie des bons auteurs, page 73, line 10
      à fin de le faire desister de la guerre
      in order to make him desist from the war

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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