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1. cease

verb. ['ˈsiːs'] put an end to a state or an activity.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • shut off
  • knock off
  • close off
  • quit
  • call it a day
  • leave off
  • call it quits
  • sign off
  • drop
  • stop
  • discontinue
  • cheese
  • retire
  • withdraw
  • break
  • lay off

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • phase in
  • open
  • hire

Etymology

  • cesen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. cease-fire

noun. ['ˈsiːsˈfaɪɝ'] a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms.

Synonyms

  • truce
  • armistice

Antonyms

  • disorder
  • insecurity
  • biological attack

3. cease

verb. ['ˈsiːs'] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • go out
  • run out
  • climax
  • run short
  • conclude
  • pass away
  • close
  • turn out
  • culminate
  • break
  • vanish
  • come out
  • lapse
  • go
  • go away
  • end
  • stop
  • disappear
  • break up
  • discontinue
  • run low
  • cut out
  • adjourn
  • recess

Antonyms

  • continue
  • victory
  • start
  • refrain

Etymology

  • cesen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. cease

noun. ['ˈsiːs'] (cease' is a noun only in the phrasewithout cease') end.

Synonyms

  • end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • defeat

Etymology

  • cesen (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word cease


1. Verb, base form
That company doesn’t end up changing its name or legal structure, but it does cease trading on the stock market.

2. Noun, singular or mass
According to Wrenn, who dealt with a handful of cease and desist letters early on, sports organizations don't care if you're pressing T-shirts in your bedroom.

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