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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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce cease?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say cease in sign language?

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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. Goran Azad:

    Those decisions should have been made sooner and they concern reducing expenses rather than real economic and administrative reform, the government has only two options: either to reform or cease to function.

  2. Anais Nin:

    When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

  3. Rafael Tirado Rivera:

    Israel should cease the occupation of Palestine. I believe in a two state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, maybe I should have used a different set of words.

  4. Edna Ferber:

    Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.

  5. Geng Shuang:

    We urge the U.S. side to cease this activity, stop before it's too late and take measures to prevent these measures from becoming law, stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs and China's affairs, if they must insist on going down this wrong path China will take strong counter-measures.

Images & Illustrations of cease

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