Synonyms of stop in English:

stop


See definition of stop

verb

1‘drastic measures are needed to stop the decline’

SYNONYMS
put an end to, put a stop to, bring to an end, end, bring to a stop, halt, bring to a halt
finish, bring to a close, terminate, bring to a standstill, wind up, discontinue, cut short, interrupt, nip in the bud
immobilize, paralyse, deactivate, shut down
ANTONYMS

start, begin, continue

2‘you really should stop smoking’

SYNONYMS
cease, discontinue, refrain from, desist from, forbear from, break off, call a halt to, call it a day
give up, abandon, abstain from, cut out
belay
informal quit, leave off, knock off, pack in, lay off, give over, jack in

3‘the car stopped outside a terraced house’

SYNONYMS
pull up, draw up, come to a stop, come to a halt, come to rest, pull in, pull over
park
Australian prop

4‘the music stopped’

SYNONYMS
come to an end, come to a stop, cease, end, finish, draw to a close, be over, conclude, terminate, come to a standstill
pause, break off
peter out, fade away

5‘she pressed a pad against his side to stop the flow of blood’

SYNONYMS
stem, staunch, hold back, check, dam, slow, restrict, restrain
North American stanch
archaic stay

6‘he tried to stop her leaving the house’

SYNONYMS
prevent, hinder, obstruct, impede, block, bar, preclude
dissuade from
ANTONYMS

encourage

7‘a court action brought by protesters attempting to stop the road plan’

SYNONYMS
thwart, balk, foil, frustrate, stand in the way of, forestall
scotch, derail
informal put paid to, put the stopper on, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie
British informal scupper
ANTONYMS

expedite

8‘talks broke down, and the employers stopped the strikers' wages’

SYNONYMS
withhold, suspend, keep back, hold back, refuse to pay, cut off, discontinue

9‘he tried to stop the hole with the heel of his boot’

SYNONYMS
block, block up, plug, close, close up, fill, fill up
seal, caulk
bung up, clog, clog up, jam, jam up, choke, choke up
occlude

noun

1‘all business came to a stop’

SYNONYMS
halt, end, finish, close, standstill
cessation, conclusion, termination, stoppage, discontinuation, discontinuance
pause
ANTONYMS

start, beginning, continuation

2‘a brief stop at the small town of Kenora’

SYNONYMS
break, stopover, stop-off, stay, rest
formal sojourn

3‘she got off the bus at the last stop’

SYNONYMS
bus stop, stopping place, halt
terminus, terminal, depot, station
British fare stage, stage

4‘a stop at the end of a sentence’

SYNONYMS
full stop, full point, point
punctuation mark
North American period

Phrases

    stop off/over

    ‘he decided to stop over in Paris’


    SYNONYMS
    break one's journey, take a break, pause
    stay, remain, put up, lodge, rest
    formal sojourn
    archaic, literary tarry
    put a stop to

    ‘new legislation could well put a stop to this practice’


    SYNONYMS
    bring to an end, halt, put an end to, end, bring to a stop, bring to a halt
    finish, bring to a close, terminate, bring to a standstill, wind up, discontinue, nip in the bud, put a lid on, put the lid on
    quell, quash, subdue, suppress, stifle
    informal put paid to, put the kibosh on, put the stopper on, do for