discontinue

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discontinue

(Abandon), verb abolish, abort, abstain, annul, apostatize, arrest, break, break off, bring to a close, bring to an end, call off, cancel, cause a discontinuance, cease, cease using, check, close, complete, conclude, consummate, demit, desist, desist from, destroy, discard, disconnect, disjoin, dismiss, dissever, dissolve, drop, end, expire, finish, forfeit, forsake, give up, halt, have done with, invalidate, leave, leave off, let lapse, play out, put an end to, quit, relinquish, renounce, repeal, resign, retire, revoke, separate, sever, shut down, stop, sunder, surrender, suspend, terminate, vacate, void, waive, withdraw
Associated concepts: discontinuance of an action, dismissal, judgment of discontinuance, lack of prosecution, nonsuit, voluntary discontinuance

discontinue

(Break continuity), verb adjourn, arrest, balk, break, break off, bring to a standstill, check, cut, cut short, dam up, defer, delay, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disrupt, dissever, dissolve, disturb, disunite, divide, foil, frustrate, hesitate, hinder, hold in abeyance, intercept, innerfere with, interject, intermit, interpose, interrupt, intrude, leave off, obstruct, part, postpone, recess, remit, retard, separate, sever, sunder, suspend, thwart, wait, waive
See also: abandon, abate, abolish, adjourn, annul, cancel, cease, close, complete, conclude, continue, defer, desist, discharge, disrupt, dissolve, expire, extinguish, finish, forgo, forswear, halt, interrupt, lapse, negate, palliate, pause, refrain, relinquish, rest, shut, stay, stop, suspend, terminate

discontinue

to terminate or abandon an action.
References in classic literature ?
You have given me no good reason why I should discontinue that acquaintance, and you cannot control me except by your wish--a sort of influence not usually effective with doubtful characters.
With so effectual a weapon in their hands as the exclusive power of regulating elections for the national government, a combination of a few such men, in a few of the most considerable States, where the temptation will always be the strongest, might accomplish the destruction of the Union, by seizing the opportunity of some casual dissatisfaction among the people (and which perhaps they may themselves have excited), to discontinue the choice of members for the federal House of Representatives.
Would she consent to discontinue relations with her family, or would she wish still to borrow plastic relief from that domestic background?