discontinue

To discontinue something is to stop it. If you've grown bored with the magazine you get in the mail every month, you can discontinue your subscription.

You discontinue things that you want to quit doing or otherwise want to bring to an end. A company also might discontinue a product, or stop making it — you'll be sad if a candy maker discontinues your favorite jelly beans. The word discontinue combines dis-, or "not," with continue, which comes from the Latin continuare, "join together, connect, or make continuous."

Definitions of discontinue
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v put an end to a state or an activity

Synonyms:
cease, give up, lay off, quit, stop
Antonyms:
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space
continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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drop, knock off
stop pursuing or acting
leave off
stop using
sign off
cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
retire, withdraw
withdraw from active participation
pull the plug
prevent from happening or continuing
close off, shut off
stem the flow of
cheese
used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
call it a day, call it quits
stop doing what one is doing
break
give up
nol.pros., nolle pros, nolle prosequi
drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
drop out
withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values

v come to or be at an end

“the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31”
Antonyms:
continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
continue a certain state, condition, or activity
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
continue
continue after an interruption
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fizzle, fizzle out, peter out, taper off
end weakly
leave off
come to an end, stop or cease
expire, run out
lose validity
Type of:
cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

v prevent completion

Synonyms:
break, break off, stop
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fracture
become fractured
bog, bog down
get stuck while doing something
break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt
make a break in
cut, cut off
cease, stop
punctuate
interrupt periodically
break
interrupt the flow of current in
put aside, put away
turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
break, intermit, pause
cease an action temporarily
barge in, break in, butt in, chime in, chisel in, cut in, put in
break into a conversation
burst in on, burst upon
spring suddenly
heckle
challenge aggressively
come in, inject, interject, interpose, put in, throw in
to insert between other elements
block, jam
interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
stop, stop over
interrupt a trip
take off, take time off
take time off from work; stop working temporarily
Type of:
end, terminate
bring to an end or halt

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