What does cease mean?

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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"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. cease(Verb)

    To stop.

    And with that, his twitching ceased.

    Etymology: from cesen, cessen, from cesser, from cesso, frequentative of cedo.

  2. cease(Verb)

    To stop doing (something), blin.

    And with that, he ceased twitching.

    Etymology: from cesen, cessen, from cesser, from cesso, frequentative of cedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cease(verb)

    to come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased

  2. Cease(verb)

    to be wanting; to fail; to pass away

  3. Cease(verb)

    to put a stop to; to bring to an end

  4. Cease(noun)

    extinction

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cease

    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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cease' in Verbs Frequency: #569

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cease in a Sentence

  1. Mary Kay Ash:

    Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    President Trump must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy, failure to stand up to Putin would constitute a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy.

  3. Buddha:

    Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

  4. China Daily:

    Ideologues in Western governments never cease in their efforts to engineer unrest against governments that are not to their liking, even though their actions have caused misery and chaos in country after country in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, now they are trying the same trick in China.

  5. Stephen Harper:

    The government recognizes that ISIL's power base, indeed the so-called caliphate's capital, is in Syria, iSIL's fighters and much of its heavier equipment are moving freely across the Iraqi border into Syria, in part for better protection against our airstrikes. In our view, ISIL must cease to have any safe haven in Syria.

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