Antonyms of verb stop

2 of 11 senses of stop

Sense 1
stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")
       Antonym of start (Sense 9)
      => start, go, get going -- (begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!")

Sense 5
stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")
       Antonym of start (Sense 8)
      => start, start up -- (get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stop

11 senses of stop

Sense 1
stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 2
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

Sense 3
stop, halt, block, kibosh -- (stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 4
stop, stop over -- (interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

Sense 5
stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 6
break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 7
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back -- (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism")
       => defend -- (be on the defensive; act against an attack)

Sense 8
intercept, stop -- (seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace")
       => catch, grab, take hold of -- (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!")

Sense 9
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 10
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar -- (render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 11
hold on, stop -- (stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!")
       => interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")

Antonyms of adj stopped

1 sense of stopped

Sense 1
stopped, stopped-up (prenominal), stopped up (predicate) -- ((of a nose) blocked; "a stopped (or stopped-up) nose")

INDIRECT (VIA obstructed) -> unobstructed -- (free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance; "an unobstructed view")

Similarity of adj stopped

1 sense of stopped

Sense 1
stopped, stopped-up (prenominal), stopped up (predicate) -- ((of a nose) blocked; "a stopped (or stopped-up) nose")
       => obstructed (vs. unobstructed) -- (shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice")

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