Synonyms and Antonyms of discontinue
1 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <the editors were told to discontinue the printing of rumors in the student paper immediately> Synonyms break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), stop, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offRelated Words complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir
2 to stop doing (something) permanently <we have discontinued the manufacture of that item> Synonyms abandon, quit, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in)Related Words break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upNear Antonyms go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, startAntonyms carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain
3 to come to an end <publication of the magazine will discontinue at the end of the year> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, cease, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist
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