An example of cease is a fight between two people being put to an end.
Origin of ceaseMiddle English cesen ; from Old French cesser ; from Classical Latin cessare, to loiter, be idle ; from past participle of cedere, yield: see cede
Origin of ceaseME & OFr ces < v.
verbceased, ceas·ing, ceas·es
- To come to an end; stop: a process that never ceases.
- To stop performing an activity or action; desist: “fold our wings, / And cease from wanderings” (Tennyson).
Origin of ceaseMiddle English cesen, from Old French cesser, from Latin cessare, to stop, frequentative of c&emacron;dere, to yield; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present ceases, present participle ceasing, simple past and past participle ceased)
- (formal, intransitive) To stop.
- And with that, his twitching ceased.
- (formal) To stop doing (something).
- And with that, he ceased twitching.