Cease and Start


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Cease verb – Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
Start is an antonym for cease in topics: stop, discontinue, continue.
Nearby Words: ceaseless, ceased, ceasing
Antonyms for Cease


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Start verb – To come into existence.
Usage example: the fight started when one child tripped the other

Cease is an antonym for start in topics: begin, set about, stop.
Nearby Words: started, startled, starting, starter, startup
Antonyms for Start
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Common collocations

fire cease fire start fire
rampage cease rampage start rampage
attack cease attack start attack
show cease show start show
Other nouns: end, time, way, cycle, investigation, conversation, invasion, rebellion, fighting, war.

Both words in one sentence

  • Music / Marillion He hides it once her new boyfriend comes back, but she realises that if she doesn't cease the veiled hostilities, said Polaroid might start making the rounds... Hoo boy.
  • Video Game / Dark Cloud Named Weapons: As the weapons evolve, they cease having generic names and start becoming unique artifacts.
  • Literature / Jumanji The game rules even warn you that the wonders of Jumanji will never cease until the game is won, and therefore you must not start the game unless you fully intend to finish it.
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Start and Cease. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 25, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/cease/start
Cease & Start. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 May. 2022. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/cease/start>.
Start or Cease. 2016. Accessed May 25, 2022. https://thesaurus.plus/related/cease/start.

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