|Cease (Cease) (?), v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Ceased (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ceasing.]
[OE. cessen, cesen, F. cesser, fr. L. cessare, v. intemsive fr. cedere to withdraw. See Cede , and cf. Cessation.]
1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased "To cease from strife." Prov. xx. 3.
2. To be wanting; to fail; to pass away. "The poor shall never cease out of the land." Deut. xv. 11.
Synonyms -- To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.
Cease (Cease), v. t.
To put a stop to; to bring to an end. "But he, her fears to cease Sent down the meek-eyed peace." Milton. "Cease, then, this impious rage." Milton
Cease (Cease), n.
Extinction. [Obs.] Shak.
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