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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stop, cesar, cessation, discontinue, halt, eesc, quit, desist, end, terminate, stopping, suspend, cese

How to pronounce cease?

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How to use cease in a sentence?

  1. Kristi Noem:

    We are strongest when we work together ; this includes our battle against Covid-19, i request that the tribes immediately cease interfering with or regulating traffic on Kristi Noem and State Highways and remove all travel checkpoints.

  2. T. S. Eliot:

    We shall not cease from our exploration And at the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time

  3. Epictetus:

    There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

  4. The Journal:

    The commission issued an order requiringPhillipsto cease and desist discriminating against same-sex couples, and the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed. But the commission violatedPhillips‘ rights, [Supreme CourtJustice Anthony] Kennedy said, because its ‘treatment of his case has some elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs that motivated his objection.’ Kennedy cited the comments of one commissioner, who said religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, including slavery and the Holocaust….

  5. English Proverb:

    Spread the table and contention will cease.


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