DISCONTINUE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for DISCONTINUE?

Need another word that means the same as “discontinue”? Find 32 synonyms and 30 related words for “discontinue” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Discontinue” are: cease, give up, lay off, quit, stop, break, break off, end, terminate, bring to an end, put an end to, put a stop to, wind up, finish, bring to a halt, call a halt to, cancel, drop, dispense with, do away with, get rid of, abolish, desist from, swear off, forbear from, abstain from, cut out, renounce, forswear, forgo, abandon, have done with

Discontinue as a Verb

Definitions of "Discontinue" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “discontinue” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Put an end to a state or an activity.
  • Cease from doing or providing (something), especially something that has been provided on a regular basis.
  • Cease taking (a newspaper or periodical) or paying (a subscription).
  • Stop making (a particular product.
  • Prevent completion.
  • Come to or be at an end.

Synonyms of "Discontinue" as a verb (32 Words)

abandonDiscontinue (a scheduled event) before completion.
An attempt to persuade businesses not to abandon the area to inner city deprivation.
abolishDo away with.
Slavery was abolished in the mid 19th century in America and in Russia.
abstain fromChoose not to consume.
breakUndergo breaking.
I had to break a 100 bill just to buy the candy.
break offFall sharply.
bring to a haltBe accompanied by.
bring to an endCause to come into a particular state or condition.
call a halt toAscribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality.
cancelDelete (an equal factor) from both sides of an equation or from the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
Cancel cheques or tickets.
ceaseCome or bring to an end.
The hostilities ceased and normal life was resumed.
cut outReap or harvest.
desist fromChoose not to consume.
dispense withGrant a dispensation; grant an exemption.
do away withProceed or get along.
dropScore a goal by a drop kick.
Drop a hint.
endPut an end to.
The man ended by attacking a police officer.
finishProvide with a finish.
He finished the dishes.
forbear fromRefrain from doing.
forgoDo without or cease to hold or adhere to.
She wanted to forgo the tea and leave while they could.
forswearFormally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.
The country has not forsworn nuclear weapons.
get rid ofCause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
give upCause to happen or be responsible for.
have done withHave or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
lay offPut into a certain place or abstract location.
put a stop toArrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.
put an end toCause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.
quit(of a tenant) leave rented accommodation.
Hippies finally quit two sites in Hampshire last night.
renounceLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily.
He renounced alcohol completely.
stopStop moving or operating.
You can t stop me from getting what I want.
swear offUtter obscenities or profanities.
terminateTerminate the employment of discharge from an office or position.
Adamson s putting pressure on me to terminate you.
wind upExtend in curves and turns.

Usage Examples of "Discontinue" as a verb

  • The ferry service was discontinued by the proprietors.
  • The support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31.
  • Their current top-of-the-range running shoe is being discontinued.
  • He discontinued his visits.

Associations of "Discontinue" (30 Words)

abeyanceThe position of being without, or of waiting for, an owner or claimant.
Matters were held in abeyance pending further enquiries.
abstainRestrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
Forty one voted with the Opposition and some sixty more abstained.
ceaseCease is a noun only in the phrase without cease end.
On his retirement the job will cease to exist.
cessationThe fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
The cessation of hostilities.
deadlockSecure a door with a deadlock.
An attempt to break the deadlock.
desistChoose not to consume.
Each pledged to desist from acts of sabotage.
discontinuityA break in or lack of continuity.
There is no significant discontinuity between modern and primitive societies.
haltCome to a halt stop moving.
A bus screeched to a halt.
haltingFragmentary or halting from emotional strain.
She speaks halting English with a heavy accent.
hiatusA natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure.
There was a brief hiatus in the war with France.
immovableImmovable property.
The immovable hills.
impasseA situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
The current political impasse.
intermissionAn interval between parts of a play, film, or concert.
He was granted an intermission in his studies.
interruptionAn act, utterance, or period that interrupts someone or something.
She ignored the interruption and carried on.
layoverA period of rest or waiting before a further stage in a journey.
There was only a forty eight minute layover.
leavingThe act of departing.
pauseA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.
The speaker paused.
permanentlyIn a way that lasts or remains unchanged indefinitely; for all time.
He is permanently disabled.
presideAct as president.
The prime minister will preside at an emergency cabinet meeting.
quitTurn away from; give up.
She quit her job in a pizza restaurant.
recessPut into a recess.
Recess lights.
resignAccept that something undesirable cannot be avoided.
He resigned from the government in protest at the policy.
stalemateSubject to a stalemate.
Last time I played him it ended up in stalemate.
stanchStop the flow of a liquid.
standstillA situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all.
The traffic came to a standstill.
stasisA stoppage of flow of a body fluid.
Creative stasis.
stopA punctuation mark especially a full stop.
Stop a car.
suspensionTemporary cessation or suspension.
Modifications have been made to the car s rear suspension.
terminusThe end of a polypeptide or polynucleotide chain or similar long molecule.
The exhibition s terminus is 1962.
walkoutThe act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest.
There was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak.

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