how to pronounce desist


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the above transcription of desist is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

desist is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of desist in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… program and they desist that it was not …”

meaning of desist

To desist is to stop or refrain from doing something.

desist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word desist occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics desist can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that desist can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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