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cease (v.)

c. 1300, cesen, "to stop moving, acting, or speaking; come to an end," from Old French cesser "to come to an end, stop, cease; give up, desist," from Latin cessare "to cease, go slow, give over, leave off, be idle," frequentative of cedere (past participle cessus) "go away, withdraw, yield" (from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield"). Transitive sense "put a stop to," now rare, is from late 14c. Related: Ceased; ceasing. Old English in this sense had geswican, blinnan.

cease (n.)

"cessation, stopping" (archaic), c. 1300, from cease (n.) or else from Old French cesse "cease, cessation," from cesser.

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Definitions of cease
1
cease (v.)
put an end to a state or an activity;
Synonyms: discontinue / stop / give up / quit / lay off
cease (v.)
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;
Synonyms: end / stop / finish / terminate
2
cease (n.)
(`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end;
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