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Synonyms for cease
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cease(verb)

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

  2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    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, cease(verb)

    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

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

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. cease(v. n.)

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

  2. cease(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fail, be extinct, be wanting

  3. cease(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cease(v)

    Synonyms:
    discontinue, stop, desist, refrain

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How to use cease in a sentence?

  1. Martin Mayer:

    This( The ACLU) letter to the cities states that ‘ Your police department should immediately cease complying with immigration detainers, or else risk legal liability for detaining individuals in violation of the Fourth Amendment, ’.

  2. Mengniu Dairy:

    Given this approval is unlikely to be forthcoming at this time, Lion and Mengniu Dairy have mutually agreed to cease the current sale process, we are disappointed with this outcome and will now consider pathways forward.

  3. Phil Flynn:

    The Fed could trump the EIA, especially if they cease using the word 'patient' in line with any potential rate hike. The dollar could go gangbusters on that, and pretty much all commodities, including oil, will be impacted.

  4. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis:

    What happened in USA is unacceptable and unprecedented attack on democracy, transition of power needs to be smooth and peaceful.I firmly believe that these incidents should cease.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    The United States will not stand by and watch the Iranian regime's destructive policies place international stability and security at risk, we advise the regime to reconsider these provocative launches and cease all activities related to ballistic missiles in order to avoid deeper economic and diplomatic isolation.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pettish
    • B. plaguey
    • C. agreeable
    • D. pestilent

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