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We have agreed with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to cease all acts of violence against the Israelis and against the Palestinians wherever they are. Tranquility and quiet that will be witnessed and in our land, starting today, is the beginning for a new era.
Mahmoud Abbas

Meaning of "cease" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CEASE

From Old French cesser, from Latin cessāre, frequentative of cēdere to yield, cede.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CEASE

cease  [siːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CEASE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cease is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cease in English.

WHAT DOES CEASE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cease in the English dictionary

The definition of cease in the dictionary is when tr, may take a gerund or an infinitive as object to bring or come to an end; desist from; stop.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CEASE

PRESENT

Present
I cease
you cease
he/she/it ceases
we cease
you cease
they cease
Present continuous
I am ceasing
you are ceasing
he/she/it is ceasing
we are ceasing
you are ceasing
they are ceasing
Present perfect
I have ceased
you have ceased
he/she/it has ceased
we have ceased
you have ceased
they have ceased
Present perfect continuous
I have been ceasing
you have been ceasing
he/she/it has been ceasing
we have been ceasing
you have been ceasing
they have been ceasing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ceased
you ceased
he/she/it ceased
we ceased
you ceased
they ceased
Past continuous
I was ceasing
you were ceasing
he/she/it was ceasing
we were ceasing
you were ceasing
they were ceasing
Past perfect
I had ceased
you had ceased
he/she/it had ceased
we had ceased
you had ceased
they had ceased
Past perfect continuous
I had been ceasing
you had been ceasing
he/she/it had been ceasing
we had been ceasing
you had been ceasing
they had been ceasing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cease
you will cease
he/she/it will cease
we will cease
you will cease
they will cease
Future continuous
I will be ceasing
you will be ceasing
he/she/it will be ceasing
we will be ceasing
you will be ceasing
they will be ceasing
Future perfect
I will have ceased
you will have ceased
he/she/it will have ceased
we will have ceased
you will have ceased
they will have ceased
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ceasing
you will have been ceasing
he/she/it will have been ceasing
we will have been ceasing
you will have been ceasing
they will have been ceasing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cease
you would cease
he/she/it would cease
we would cease
you would cease
they would cease
Conditional continuous
I would be ceasing
you would be ceasing
he/she/it would be ceasing
we would be ceasing
you would be ceasing
they would be ceasing
Conditional perfect
I would have cease
you would have cease
he/she/it would have cease
we would have cease
you would have cease
they would have cease
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ceasing
you would have been ceasing
he/she/it would have been ceasing
we would have been ceasing
you would have been ceasing
they would have been ceasing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cease
we let´s cease
you cease
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cease
Past participle
ceased
Present Participle
ceasing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CEASE


caprice
kəˈpriːs
centerpiece
ˈsɛntəˌpiːs
decrease
dɪˈkriːs
fleece
fliːs
grease
ɡriːs
Greece
ɡriːs
Greenpeace
ˈɡriːnˌpiːs
increase
ɪnˈkriːs
lease
liːs
lis
liːs
masterpiece
ˈmɑːstəˌpiːs
metamorphoses
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəsiːs
niece
niːs
obese
əʊˈbiːs
peace
piːs
piece
piːs
police
pəˈliːs
prerelease
ˌpriːrɪˈliːs
release
rɪˈliːs
vies
fiːs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CEASE

ceanothus
ceasefire
ceaseless
ceaselessly
ceaselessness
cebid
Cebu
ceca
cecal
cecally
Cecil
Cecilia
cecils
cecitis
cecity
cecropia
cecropia moth
Cecrops
cecum
cecutiency

WORDS THAT END LIKE CEASE

Alzheimer´s disease
appease
at ease
cost-of-living increase
disease
ease
heart disease
Huntington´s disease
infectious disease
kidney disease
news release
on the increase
Parkinson´s disease
please
press release
protease
quick-release
striptease
tease
yes please

Synonyms and antonyms of cease in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CEASE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cease» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cease

Translation of «cease» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CEASE

Find out the translation of cease to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cease from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cease» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

停止
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cesar
570 millions of speakers

English

cease
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संघर्ष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وقف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прекращении
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cessar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষান্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cesser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhenti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aufhören
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

やめる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mandheg
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர்நிறுத்தங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थांबणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

durdurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cessare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestają
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

припинення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încetare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παύουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ophou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upphör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opphøre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cease

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CEASE»

The term «cease» is very widely used and occupies the 17.106 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CEASE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cease

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10 QUOTES WITH «CEASE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cease.
1
Mahmoud Abbas
We have agreed with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to cease all acts of violence against the Israelis and against the Palestinians wherever they are. Tranquility and quiet that will be witnessed and in our land, starting today, is the beginning for a new era.
2
Pietro Aretino
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
3
Mary Kay Ash
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
4
Brigitte Bardot
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
5
Warren Beatty
To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily.
6
Michael Behe
By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.
7
Georges Bernanos
Faith is not a thing which one 'loses', we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
8
Benazir Bhutto
I seek to lead a democratic Pakistan which is free from the yoke of military dictatorship and that will cease to be a haven, the very petri dish of international terrorism.
9
Otto von Bismarck
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
10
Anne Bronte
It seems as if life and hope must cease together.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CEASE»

Discover the use of cease in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cease and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wonders Never Cease
From award-winning author Tim Downs comes this warm-hearted story of mistaken identity and unlikely redemption that will have you both laughing and looking at life from a higher perspective.
Tim Downs, 2010
2
Peace Time: Cease-fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace
This book explains why some cease-fire fall apart quickly while others last for years. "This is a first-rate work of political science. Page Fortna does something all too rare in contemporary international relations research.
Virginia Page Fortna, 2004
3
Cease Fire, the War Is Over!
Christians have lost the culture war, but a peacekeeping mission can still redeem the culture. Cease Fire! is a debriefing manual that will offer strategies for looking at film.
Eric Bumpus, 2005
4
I Cease Not to Yowl: Ezra Pound's Letters to Olivia Rossetti ...
This collection of never-before-published correspondence between Pound and Agresti, begun in 1937 and continuing through Pound's incarceration at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C.--where he was found mentally unfit to stand trial ...
Ezra Pound, Olivia Rossetti Agresti, Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, 1998
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Wonders Never Cease
"Stunning. Powerful. Calloway has woven an unforgettable novel rich in humor, redemption, and grace."--Lee Strobel, author of "The Case for Christ."
Phil Callaway, 2005
6
Deep-rooted Conflict and the IRA Cease-fire
Using the situation in Northern Ireland as a reference point, this study explores two disparate methods of interpreting and attempting to deal with deep-rooted and protracted ethnic conflict.
John P. Dunnigan, 1995
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When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of ...
Presents the author's journal entries and sketches of her home on the Long Island Sound, where she settled after traveling the world and desiring a quiet place to analyze her life.
Vivian Swift, 2008
8
Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America's Culture Wars
Searching for Sanity in America's Culture Wars Tom Sine. T V V Will the Real Christian Religion Please Stand Up The Bible repeatedly warns of the serious danger that even the elect can be deceived and led astray to embrace faiths other ...
Tom Sine, 1996
9
Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past
Noting the remarkable success of American Jews in the business and professional world, Feingold questions the price paid for such success in terms of the loss of the distinct Jewish identity and direction.
Henry L. Feingold, 1996
10
We Will Not Cease
Archibald Baxter's lonely fight against 'the war to end all wars' is a nightmare that Kafka could have penned except that the story is true.
Archibald Baxter, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CEASE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cease is used in the context of the following news items.
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Canadian Politicians Reportedly Receive Cease and Desist Over …
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson: "We got advice that there were some concerns about the trademark and essentially to cease and desist." By. «Pitchfork Media, Jul 15»
2
Uber to cease operations in Broward County
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced it is leaving Broward County. The company announced ... «Bradenton Herald, Jul 15»
3
CompaniesGoldman and Morgan would cease in severe crisis
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley would cease to exist and JPMorgan Chase would shrink drastically but stay in business under "living ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Rochester Lancers To Cease Operations
The Rochester Lancers have shut down, and the owner of the indoor soccer team says it's due to a huge increase in workers compensation ... «WXXI News, Jul 15»
5
Wynn Resorts to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: 'Cease your campaign …
In a letter to Walsh and his attorneys, a lawyer for Wynn called on the mayor to "cease your campaign of falsehoods against my client and to ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Litchfield greenway group has cease-and-desist order lifted
LITCHFIELD -- A cease-and-desist order against the Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway was lifted Monday by town Land Use ... «Waterbury Republican American, Jul 15»
7
Judges cease performing marriages
Following what some call a controversial and others say is a historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, Laclede County ... «Lebanon Daily Record, Jul 15»
8
Historical commission to issue cease and desist order against El …
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines is expected to issue a cease and desist order against the new owners of El Hogar ... «Coconuts Manila, Jul 15»
9
Aquinnah Officials to Issue Cease and Desist Letter Over Gaming …
The board decided at a meeting on Monday to send the tribe a cease and desist letter as soon as possible. Tribal leaders want to offer ... «CapeCod.com News, Jul 15»
10
Opposing sides need cease fire on gay marriage issue
With the rising temperatures surrounding political issues on gay marriage, the chances of disagreement and tension seem unavoidable. «Wyoming Tribune, Jul 15»

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