1) to make to cease or desist
2) to restrain a thing or person from something
3) to cease, to leave off
4) have got release from sin
4a) no longer stirred by its incitements and seductions
Part of Speech: verb
A primn. verb ("pause"); to stop (transitive or intransitive), that is, restrain, quit, desist, come to an end: - cease, leave, refrain.