(`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)
put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
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"
And with that, his twitching ceased.
To stop doing (something), blin.
And with that, he ceased twitching.
Origin: from cesen, cessen, from cesser, from cesso, frequentative of cedo.
to come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased
to be wanting; to fail; to pass away
to put a stop to; to bring to an end
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sēs, v.i. to give over: to stop: to be at an end (with from).—v.t. to put an end to.—n. (Shak.) extinction.—adj. Cease′less, without ceasing: incessant.—adv. Cease′lessly.—n. Ceas′ing.—Without cease, continually. [Fr. cesser—L. cessāre, to give over—cedĕre, to yield, give up.]
To create an end, closure or the completion of a course of action or process to ensure empowering, peaceful and positive change.
The government representatives negotiated with other political opposition groups to cease military operations and return to the table to create a ceasefire and peace agreement.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'cease' in Verbs Frequency: #569
The numerical value of cease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of cease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
The callous disregard for Luke's life is more proof of the depths of AQAP's depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.
If the enemy doesn't want to abide by the cease-fire, if he doesn't want to put an end to the suffering of peaceful people, Ukrainian villages and town, we will smash them in the teeth.
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- يقطع, قطعArabic
- прекратявам, спирам, преставамBulgarian
- cessarCatalan, Valencian
- skončit, ukončit, přestat, zastavitCzech
- aufhören, einstellenGerman
- dejar, cesar, terminar, pararSpanish
- متوقف شدنPersian
- loppua, päättyä, päättää, lakata, lopettaaFinnish
- cesser, arrêterFrench
- leig seachadScottish Gaelic
- megszűnik, beszüntet, abbamarad, abbahagy, befejezHungarian
- arrestare, smettere, cessare, interrompereItalian
- 止む, 止めるJapanese
- cessar, pararPortuguese
- conteni, înceta, opriRomanian
- прекратить, прекращаться, переставать, перестать, прекратиться, прекращатьRussian
- durdurmak, durmakTurkish
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