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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cease

    Strains of music may gradually or suddenly cease. A man quits work on the instant; he may discontinue a practise gradually; he quits suddenly and completely; he stops short in what he may or may not resume; he pauses in what he will probably resume. What intermits or is intermitted returns again, as a fever that intermits. Compare ABANDON; DIE; END; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abstain, bring to an end, come to an end, conclude, desist, discontinue, end, end, finish, give over, intermit, leave off, pause, quit, refrain, stop, terminate

    Antonyms:
    begin, commence, enter upon, inaugurate, initiate, institute, originate, set about, set going, set in operation, set on foot, start

    Preposition:
    Cease from anger.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cease

    Synonyms:
    intermit, stop, desist, abstain, discontinue, quit, refrain, end, pause, leave off

    Antonyms:
    ceaseless, never-ending, everlasting, constant, incessant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceaseverb

    (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

  2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offverb

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, block up, abandon, drop by the wayside, forfeit, vacate, halt, release, resign, forgo, block off, hold back, end, kick, throw in, finish, block, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, cede, turn back, waive, throw overboard, stop over, break off, break, throw in the towel, step down, give up, depart, stop, relinquish, blockade, hold on, deliver, arrest, bar, barricade, renounce, take leave, discontinue, contain, drop out, free, chuck up the sponge, kibosh, intercept, terminate, furlough, forego, dispense with, quit, foreswear, check

  3. end, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseverb

    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

    "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, block up, complete, sack, halt, can, arrest, give up, finish up, block off, hold back, end, give the axe, finish, block, displace, polish off, lay off, turn back, stop over, break off, break, fetch up, fire, land up, stop, blockade, hold on, wind up, bar, barricade, discontinue, contain, end up, force out, give notice, kibosh, give the sack, intercept, dismiss, terminate, send away, quit, check

Editors Contribution

  1. avast

    a command to stop or desist

    young man avast

    Submitted by acronimous on August 26, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ceaseverb

    Synonyms:
    desist, stop, stay, break off, leave off, give over

  2. ceaseverb

    Synonyms:
    fail, be extinct, be wanting

  3. ceaseverb

    Synonyms:
    terminate, end, be at an end, blow over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ceaseverb

    Synonyms:
    discontinue, stop, desist, refrain

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How to use cease in a sentence?

  1. T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding, from Four Quartets:

    We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

  2. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    We demand an unconditional peace, we demand a cease-fire, a withdrawal of all foreign troops, and closing of the border. ... We will find a compromise within the country.

  3. United Nations:

    The atmosphere was positive... everyone renewed their commitment to cease hostilities, we are working to develop a framework that builds on commonalities. Does this mean we removed all obstacles to a political solution? No, but we are getting there.

  4. Danny Russel:

    Neither that statement, nor that behavior, contributes to reducing tensions, we consistently urge China to cease reclamation to not construct further facilities and certainly not to further it.

  5. Charles Sumner:

    From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.

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