See also: Cease

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cesen, cessen, from Middle French cesser (to cease), from Latin cessō (leave off), frequentative of cēdō (to leave off, go away).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /siːs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːs

VerbEdit

cease (third-person singular simple present ceases, present participle ceasing, simple past and past participle ceased)

  1. (formal, intransitive) To stop.
    And with that, his twitching ceased.
    Synonyms: discontinue, hold, terminate; see also Thesaurus:end, Thesaurus:stop
  2. (formal, transitive) To stop doing (something).
    And with that, he ceased twitching.
    Synonyms: arrest, discontinue; see also Thesaurus:desist
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away, perish.
    Synonyms: desert, lack

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NounEdit

cease

  1. (obsolete) Cessation; extinction (see without cease).

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