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cease

verb 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
References in classic literature ?
Half-way to the steamer the ancient ceased wheezing and spoke, nodding his head at Michael.
But he ceased his yelping to listen to a new noise--a thunderous slatting of canvas accompanied by shouts and cries.
Edmond felt a sort of stupor creeping over him which brought with it a feeling almost of content; the gnawing pain at his stomach had ceased; his thirst had abated; when he closed his eyes he saw myriads of lights dancing before them like the will-o'-the-wisps that play about the marshes.
At the first blow the sound ceased, as if by magic.
He had noticed, however, that the prisoner on the other side had ceased to labor; no matter, this was a greater reason for proceeding -- if his neighbor would not come to him, he would go to his neighbor.
(a)Mariabrugada ltd having ceased to trade having its registered office & principal place of business at 36b coolgariff road, beaumont, dublin 9 ireland d09pf95 & (b)Marcia ltd t/a marcia sales & marketing having ceased to trade having its registered office & principal place of business at k.p.w.
ISLAMABAD -- Since 210 parliamentarians in all failed to submit annual details of their assets and liabilities by September 30, Election Commission has ceased their membership till they comply with relevant laws barring them to take part in proceedings of their respective houses.
KARACHI -- Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has ceased all accounts of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on being tax defaulter.
Billboard History of Rock 'n Roll, published since 1992 by Nielsen Business Publications has ceased publication.
Recent b2b magazine titles that have ceased print publication come from the range of topic categories.
Given the fact that each of the consolidating corporations or amalgamating corporations continues in the resulting corporation, there was a Concern that the transferee corporation would not be considered to have ceased its separate legal existence, and consequently the transaction would not adhere to the strict definitional requirements.