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"לעצור" ו- "להפסיק"

מישהו יכול להסביר אותי מה ההבדל בין הפעלים לעצור ולהפסיק?

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    להפסיק is the closest equivalent to Stop.

    לעצור originally means Brake, stop moving, but can often describe the halting of elaborate processes (while להפסיק is attached to immediate actions)

    - תפסיק לעבוד על התכנית הזו.
    - למה?
    - כי החלטנו לעצור את הפרויקט הזה לבינתיים.

    לעצור can also be loaned to other contexts to add color or dramatic effect.

    i don't think there's a definite answer as they often overlap, and there are some unique scenarios for both, i.e.-
    לעצור can also mean "to arrest"
    להפסיק is used for quitting a habit (הפסקתי לעשן for example)

    as a rule of thumb, if you can use "halt", then use לעצור. otherwise, use להפסיק.

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