Close and Discontinue


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Close verb – To come to an end.
Usage example: the services closed with a short prayer

Discontinue is a synonym for close in complete topic. In some cases you can use "Discontinue" instead a verb "Close", when it comes to topics like end, cease, shut down, wind up.
Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure
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Discontinue verb – To bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end.
Usage example: the editors were told to discontinue the printing of rumors in the student paper immediately

Close is a synonym for discontinue in cease topic. You can use "Close" instead a verb "Discontinue", if it concerns topics such as prevent activity from going on.
Nearby Words: discontinuous, discontinuation, discontinuance, discontinuity, discontinuing
Synonyms for Discontinue

Common collocations

game close game discontinue game
program close program discontinue program
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