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Entry Word: cease
Function: verb
Text: 1 to come to an end <the rain finally ceased, and we were able to continue the baseball game>
Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up
Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); knock off; break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend
Near Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protract
Antonyms continue, hang on, persist
2 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <cease chattering and get down to work, please> -- see STOP 1