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Cease - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Cease' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cease [ n.]
- Extinction.
2 . Cease [ v. i.]
- To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.
- To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
3 . Cease [ v. t.]
- To put a stop to; to bring to an end.

Meaning of 'Cease' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cease [ v]
Meaning (1):
- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
Example in sentence:
  • My property ends by the bushes;
  • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed;
  • The symphony ends in a pianissimo;
  • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
Meaning (2):
- put an end to a state or an activity
Example in sentence:
  • Quit teasing your little brother