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Another word for stop

  1. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container

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  2. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

  3. To cause to cease regular activity

  4. To desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example)

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  5. To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize.

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Another word for stop

  1. A pause

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  2. A stopping place

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Synonym Study

  • Desist implies a ceasing of some action that is annoying, harmful, futile, etc. desist from further bickering
  • Discontinue suggests the suspension of some action that is a habitual practice, an occupation, etc. he has discontinued the practice of law
  • Quit is equivalent to either stop she quit working for the day or cease he quit working at sixty-five and retired to Florida
  • Cease implies a suspension or ending of some state or condition or of an existence the war had ceased, the noise ceased when the train stopped
  • Stop implies a suspension or ending of some motion, action, or progress my watch stopped