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Definition 1: (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end - [noun denoting time]

(cease is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

Definition 2: put an end to a state or an activity - [verb of stative]

Samples where cease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Quit teasing your little brother

Synonyms for cease in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of cease ) stop pursuing or acting

"drop a lawsuit" "knock it off!"

(... is a kind of cease ) stop using

"leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"

(... is a kind of cease ) cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations

(... is a kind of cease ) withdraw from active participation

"He retired from chess"

(... is a kind of cease ) prevent from happening or continuing

"The government pulled the plug on spending"

(... is a kind of cease ) stem the flow of

"shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"

(... is a kind of cease ) used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)

"Cheese it!"

(... is a kind of cease ) stop doing what one is doing

"At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"

(... is a kind of cease ) give up

"break cigarette smoking"

Definition 3: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical - [verb of stative]

Samples where cease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for cease in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of cease ) go out of existence

"She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"

(... is a kind of cease ) come to or be at an end

"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

(... is a kind of cease ) result or end

"How will the game turn out?"

(... is a kind of cease ) come to a close

"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

(... is a kind of cease ) become invisible or unnoticeable

"The effect vanished when day broke"

(... is a kind of cease ) to be spent or finished

"The money had gone after a few days" "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"

(... is a kind of cease ) become used up; be exhausted

"Our supplies finally ran out"

(... is a kind of cease ) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

(... is a kind of cease ) cease to exist

"An entire civilization vanished"

(... is a kind of cease ) close at the end of a session

"The court adjourned"

(... is a kind of cease ) become extinguished

"The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"

(... is a kind of cease ) cease operating

"The pump suddenly cut out"

(... is a kind of cease ) end, at least for a long time

"The correspondence lapsed"

(... is a kind of cease ) come to an end

"The heat wave finally broke yesterday"

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