Examples of discontinue in a Sentence
He discontinued his visits to the psychiatrist.
She chose to discontinue her studies.
The company has announced that the current model will be discontinued next year.
They are planning to discontinue bus service between the two towns.
Recent Examples of discontinue from the Web
The proposal also seeks comment on discontinuing Lifeline support for resellers.
Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.
These powers include prosecutorial discretion: decisions about whether to investigate, to bring charges, to shut down or go forward with an investigation, and to prosecute or discontinue a prosecution.
The lamp would illuminate a dark room — and also burned down a few houses before the clocks were discontinued.
The old Dollar Menu, which offered a McDouble cheeseburger, four Chicken McNuggets, and a large sweet tea for $1 each, was discontinued in 2014 despite being popular with customers.
Without the payments, which the Trump administration discontinued this month, insurers need to raise premiums about 20% to cover those discounts.
Already, state insurance regulators are approving big rate increases based on the assumption that Trump will discontinue CSR payments and Congress will not appropriate them.
The show has been discontinued, but your episode is still running.
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Origin and Etymology of discontinue
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbreak, 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 off
Antonymscarry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain
Related Wordscomplete, 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, snuff
Near Antonymscarry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir
Synonym Discussion of discontinue
- stopped at the red light
- by nightfall the fighting had ceased
- the engine faltered, sputtered, then quit altogether
- we have discontinued the manufacture of that item
- desisted from further efforts to persuade them
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