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Cease vs. Terminate

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Ceaseverb

To stop.

‘And with that, his twitching ceased.’;

Terminateverb

To end, especially in an incomplete state.

‘to terminate a surface by a line’; ‘to terminate an effort, or a controversy’;

Ceaseverb

To stop doing (something).

‘And with that, he ceased twitching.’;

Terminateverb

To set or be a limit or boundary to.

Ceaseverb

To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.

Terminateverb

To kill.

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Ceasenoun

(obsolete) Cessation; extinction.

Terminateverb

To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.

Ceaseverb

To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.

Terminateadjective

Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.

Ceaseverb

To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.

‘The poor shall never cease out of the land.’;

Terminateadjective

Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.

‘Mountains on the Moon cast shadows that are very dark, terminate and more distinct than those cast by mountains on the Earth.’;

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Ceaseverb

To put a stop to; to bring to an end.

‘But he, her fears to ceaseSent down the meek-eyed peace.’; ‘Cease, then, this impious rage.’;

Terminateadjective

(mathematics) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.

‘One third is a recurring decimal, but one half is a terminate decimal.’;

Ceasenoun

Extinction.

Terminateverb

To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

Ceasenoun

(`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

Terminateverb

To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.

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Ceaseverb

put an end to a state or an activity;

‘Quit teasing your little brother’;

Terminateverb

Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.

‘During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.’;

Ceaseverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

Terminateverb

To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.

Ceaseverb

come or bring to an end

‘they were asked to cease all military activity’; ‘on his retirement the job will cease to exist’; ‘the hostilities ceased and normal life was resumed’;

Terminateverb

To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.

‘The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on zhis side heaven.’;

Terminateverb

bring to an end or halt;

‘She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime’; ‘The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI’;

Terminateverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

Terminateverb

be the end of; be the last or concluding part of;

‘This sad scene ended the movie’;

Terminateverb

terminate the employment of;

‘The boss fired his secretary today’; ‘The company terminated 25% of its workers’;

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