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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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. Abby Johnson:

    Pro-choice advocates contend that abortion is an essential and time-sensitive medical service.While people everywhere are trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians like Gov. Abbott continue this perverse obsession with banning abortion, those who are caring for their families, forced to work essential jobs, and doing what they can to stay healthy need access to health care right now. Instead, these politicians are forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles putting themselves and their families at risk. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the stayorder. We are pleased that the Court recognized the urgency and necessity of Governor Abbotts order. All elective surgeries and procedures, including abortions, must cease during this national crisis, Dannenfelser said in a statement provided to Fox News. At a time when millions of Americans are making heroic sacrifices to protect the vulnerable, and legitimate health care workers risk their own lives to care for COVID-19 patients with crucial protective equipment in short supply, the abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood demands special treatment anddiverts scarce resources.

  2. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    DHS continues to monitor the remnants of the ‘caravan’ of individuals headed to our Southern border with the apparent intention of entering the United States illegally, a sovereign nation that cannot—or worse, chooses not—to defend its borders will soon cease to be a sovereign nation. The Trump administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws – whether persons are part of this ‘caravan’ or not.

  3. Larry Sabato:

    Politically this is a smart move by Cruz. While no one can know for sure, there is a fair to good chance Trump will drop out or cease active campaigning at some point, who will inherit Trump's backers? Certainly not Jeb Bush. And Trump has criticized others by name, too.

  4. Dmitry Gudkov:

    If we lose now, elections will cease to exist as a political instrument, what we're talking about is whether it's legal to participate in politics today in Russia, we're talking about the country we're going to live in.

  5. Danny Russel:

    Neither that statement, nor that behavior, contributes to reducing tensions, we consistently urge China to cease reclamation to not construct further facilities and certainly not to further it.

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