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Synonyms for discontinue
ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, cease, barricade, renounce, take leave, contain, drop out, free, chuck up the sponge, kibosh, intercept, terminate, furlough, forego, dispense with, quit, foreswear, check

    Antonyms:
    keep, preserve, continue, bear on, carry on, proceed, uphold, go along, go on

  2. discontinue(verb)

    come to or be at an end

    "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

    Synonyms:
    give up, break off, break, cease, quit, lay off, stop

    Antonyms:
    continue, go on, bear on, keep, carry on, uphold, proceed, preserve, go along

  3. break, break off, discontinue, stop(verb)

    prevent completion

    "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, arrest, soften, reveal, cut off, develop, give up, unwrap, conk out, block up, hold on, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, barricade, kibosh, bar, discover, chip, terminate, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, finish, interrupt, break short, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, chip off, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, cut short, let on, get around, cease, blockade, wear out, cave in, break-dance, break up, check, hold back, lay off, give out, break in, quit, give, split up, block, better, burst, go bad, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, intercept, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, break down, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, contain, kick downstairs, knap, part, infract, turn back, fail, come apart, bankrupt, block off, come off, expose, break, stop over, end, intermit, halt, wear

    Antonyms:
    bear on, preserve, keep, go along, go on, continue, uphold, proceed, carry on

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discontinue

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discontinue(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    intermit, stop, interrupt, break off, leave off, put an end to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    interrupt, cease, suspend, stop, terminate, halt, abandon, quit, dissolve

How to pronounce discontinue?

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