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Definition 1: bring to an end or halt - [verb of change]

Samples where terminate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for terminate in the sense of this definition

(terminate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of terminate ) extinguish by crushing

"stub out your cigar"

(... is a kind of terminate ) make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

"let's finalize the proposal"

(... is a kind of terminate ) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(... is a kind of terminate ) terminate debate by calling for a vote

"debate was closured" "cloture the discussion"

(... is a kind of terminate ) bring to an end; settle conclusively

"The case was decided" "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff" "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

(... is a kind of terminate ) bring to a close

"The committee concluded the meeting"

(... is a kind of terminate ) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement

"We closed on the house on Friday" "They closed the deal on the building"

(... is a kind of terminate ) terminate gradually

(... is a kind of terminate ) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)

"The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

(... is a kind of terminate ) terminate

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"

(... is a kind of terminate ) prevent completion

"stop the project" "break off the negotiations"

(... is a kind of terminate ) terminate

"We closed out our account"

(... is a kind of terminate ) cause to finish a relationship with somebody

"That finished me with Mary"

(... is a kind of terminate ) terminate before completion

"abort the mission" "abort the process running on my computer"

(... is a kind of terminate ) bring to a head or to the highest point

"Seurat culminated pointillism"

(... is a kind of terminate ) put an end to

"lift a ban" "raise a siege"

(... is a kind of terminate ) terminate

"The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it"

(... is a kind of terminate ) end or extinguish by forceful means

"Stamp out poverty!"

(... is a kind of terminate ) come to an end

"Their marriage dissolved" "The tobacco monopoly broke up"

(... is a kind of terminate ) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up

"The decree officially dissolved the marriage" "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"

(terminate causes ...) 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"

Samples where terminate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss fired his secretary today
  • The company terminated 25% of its workers

Synonyms for terminate in the sense of this definition

(terminate is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(... is a kind of terminate ) make (someone) retire

"The director was retired after the scandal"

(... is a kind of terminate ) let go from employment with an attractive pension

"The director was pensioned off when he got senile"

(... is a kind of terminate ) force out

"The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

(... is a kind of terminate ) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

(... is a kind of terminate ) force out

"Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"

(... is a kind of terminate ) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

Definition 3: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical - [verb of stative]

Samples where terminate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for terminate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of terminate ) go out of existence

"She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"

(... is a kind of terminate ) come to or be at an end

"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

(... is a kind of terminate ) result or end

"How will the game turn out?"

(... is a kind of terminate ) come to a close

"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

(... is a kind of terminate ) become invisible or unnoticeable

"The effect vanished when day broke"

(... is a kind of terminate ) to be spent or finished

"The money had gone after a few days" "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"

(... is a kind of terminate ) become used up; be exhausted

"Our supplies finally ran out"

(... is a kind of terminate ) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

(... is a kind of terminate ) cease to exist

"An entire civilization vanished"

(... is a kind of terminate ) close at the end of a session

"The court adjourned"

(... is a kind of terminate ) become extinguished

"The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"

(... is a kind of terminate ) cease operating

"The pump suddenly cut out"

(... is a kind of terminate ) end, at least for a long time

"The correspondence lapsed"

(... is a kind of terminate ) come to an end

"The heat wave finally broke yesterday"

Definition 4: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of - [verb of stative]

Samples where terminate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This sad scene ended the movie

Synonyms for terminate in the sense of this definition

(terminate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of terminate ) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

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