Oh my word Cease, Siege, Seize

Oh my word Cease, Siege, Seize
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Cease means bringing to an end, stop, something coming to an end, take by force, finish, peter out, die away; discontinue something, give up, conclude. Cease is a verb. He was found dead as he ceased breathing. Cease-fire (ceasefire) is a noun: an order to stop firing, a period of truce. Ceaseless is an adjective meaning without an end, continual, constant, endless, never-ending, and interminable.

Cease means bringing to an end, stop, something coming to an end, take by force, finish, peter out, die away; discontinue something, give up, conclude. Cease is a verb. He was found dead as he ceased breathing. Cease-fire (ceasefire) is a noun: an order to stop firing, a period of truce. Ceaseless is an adjective meaning without an end, continual, constant, endless, never-ending, and interminable. Is Kashmir a ceaseless issue for India to deal with since its independence?

Ceaselessly is an adverb: He kept on working ceaselessly to get admission at an IIT. The Cold War has ceased but it is resurfacing in various avatars in the 21st century as Russia discovers its strength in oilfields in its country. Decease functions as a noun meaning death and as a verb meaning die. It is Latin in its origin ‘decessus’ referring to ‘gone away’. Deceased is an adjective and a noun. It refers to a person who has died especially recently. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the deceased editor Vinod Mehta via Twitter.

They never spared their time to be with him but the family members flocked to see him when he was deceased! The deceased leader died of an unknown disease. Seize is a verb and has many meanings: to snatch, to take hold of something forcibly or suddenly, taking something as a result of a warrant or legal right; affect suddenly, grasp, take hold of, lay hands on, take advantage of an opportunity or a situation; become jammed especially in a machinery or in a vehicle; seize is also spelled in some contexts as seise and seized; seized also means possessing legally, aware or informed. Seizable is an adjective and seizer is a noun.

The government is seized of the developments of terrorists’ activities in the country. He stopped meeting his constituents as he was seized with an unknown paranoia. In 2014, the former breakaway republic of Ukraine from USSR withdrew its troops from Crimean Sea as Russia seized its naval base. Siege is a noun.

Siege means an operation by police or military where in something or someone is surrounded and cutting of communications or supplies; a military blockade; a persistent attack or campaign against something or someone. The spelling of siege is not seige. Sieged and sieging are verbs: to assault, besiege something. Lay siege is an idiom. The police laid siege to the area upon receiving reports of bomb-making activity. The seized building is part of the siege by the military and it seems to be a ceaseless task for the government in Srinagar.

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