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ceaseverb abate, abrogate, abstain from, adjourn, annul, arrest, be all over, be at an end, be silent, become void, bring to an end, cancel, cause to halt, check, close, come to a close, come to a standstill, come to an end, consummate, culminate, desist, discontinue, draw to a close, drop, end, expire, extinguish, finish, forbear, get through, give over, halt, hold off, interrupt, lapse, leave off, make an end of, pause, put a stop to, put an end to, quell, quit, refrain, relinquish, run its course, stanch, stay, stem, stop, stop work, surcease, suspend, terminate, vacate, withdraw
Associated concepts: cease and desist order, cease doing busiiess, cease from occupying, cease to act, cease to do business
Foreign phrases: Cessante causa, cessat effectus.When the cause ceases, the effect ceases. Cessante ratione legis, cessat et ipsa lex. The reason of the law ceasing, the law itself also ceases.
See also: abandon, abate, close, cloture, complete, conclude, desist, discontinue, dissipate, dissolve, expire, finish, forbear, forgo, halt, interrupt, leave, palliate, pause, perish, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, rest, shut, stop, succumb, suspend, terminate, vacate, waive, withdraw