What is the opposite of commence?

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Opposite of to begin
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Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
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Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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Opposite of to begin from a particular point in time
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Opposite of to start, connect, or take effect, especially in a sudden way
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Opposite of to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
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Opposite of to commence or continue a given task
“I have been working incessantly for hours and I need to take a break before I collapse from exhaustion.”
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Opposite of to start or undertake a task or venture
“Would it not be easier and far more logical to simply forgo this quest and earn some money rather than spending it frivolously?”
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Opposite of to gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password
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Opposite of to gradually appear or develop
“There was an assortment of fine traceries on his body. Most were from shallower cuts and would eventually disappear, while others would not.”
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Opposite of to do one's part
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Opposite of begin with enthusiasm
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Opposite of to begin moving away
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Opposite of to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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