I (abandon) verb abolish, abort, abrogate, abstain, annul, apostatize, arrest, break, break off, bring to a close, bring to an end, call off, cancel, cause a discontinuance, cease, cease using, check, close, complete, conclude, consummate, demit, desist, desist from, destroy, discard, disconnect, disjoin, dismiss, dissever, dissolve, disunite, drop, end, expire, finish, forfeit, forsake, give up, halt, have done with, invalidate, leave, leave off, let lapse, play out, put an end to, quit, relinquish, renounce, repeal, resign, retire, revoke, separate, sever, shut down, stop, sunder, surrender, suspend, terminate, vacate, void, waive, withdraw associated concepts: discontinuance of an action, dismissal, judgment of discontinuance, lack of prosecution, nonsuit, voluntary discontinuance II (break continuity) verb adjourn, arrest, balk, break, break off, bring to a standstill, check, cut, cut short, dam up, defer, delay, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disrupt, dissever, dissolve, disturb, disunite, divide, foil, frustrate, hesitate, hinder, hold in abeyance, intercept, interfere with, interject, intermit, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, leave off, obstruct, part, postpone, punctuate, recess, remit, retard, separate, sever, sunder, suspend, thwart, wait, waive III index abandon (relinquish), abate (extinguish), abolish, annul, cancel, cease, close (terminate), conclude (complete), continue (adjourn), defer (put off), desist, discharge (release from obligation), disrupt, dissolve (terminate), expire, finish, forgo, forswear, halt, interrupt, lapse (cease), negate, palliate (abate), pause, refrain, relinquish, rest (cease from action), shut, stay (halt), stop, suspend, terminate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To stop, to end.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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