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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