conclude may imply a formal closing (as of a meeting).
the service concluded with a blessing
finish may stress completion of a final step in a process.
after it is painted, the house will be finished
complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken.
the resolving of this last issue completes the agreement
terminate implies the setting of a limit in time or space.
your employment terminates after three months
The report is due at the end of the month.
She interviewed several players at the end of the game.
The restaurant is in the north end of the city.
We biked from one end of the island to the other.
The house is at the end of the road.
They live at opposite ends of town.
the deep end of a swimming pool
She drove the end of the stake into the ground.
The car's front end was damaged.
One end of the rope was tangled. Adjective
the end product of a process
the end point of the operation See More
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The second is the end of boundless liquidity from central banks.
Alena Botros, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2022 But that wasn’t the end of Allen’s travails with VineBrook.
Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2022 Prince Abdulaziz denied there were discussions of a production increase of 500,000 barrels a day, which The Wall Street Journal had reported was the higher end of what delegates were talking about.
Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 The move would appear to be the end of the road for Trump in the yearslong saga of a House subpoena for his tax records in the stated interest of drafting oversight legislation.
Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 22 Nov. 2022 Under typical circumstances that might have been the end of the story.
Jen Yamatostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2022 These trending hashtags pose a looming threat – is this the end of Twitter?
Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2022 That doesn't necessarily have to be the end of your relationship with the person who brought it up!Chicago Tribune, 17 Nov. 2022 When there was no reply, Jenna assumed that that was the end of it.
Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2022
Palisades had no answer for Stanley, who finished with 367 yards rushing and five touchdowns in helping the Highlanders (11-2) end their championship drought with a 44-7 victory.
Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2022 Now, the movie expected to end the five-day frame with roughly $26 million, which is still a dismal result given its $180 million production budget.
Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 25 Nov. 2022 These unique and affordable gifts (as in under-$20, under-$25, and under-$50 options) will surely spice up your 2022 and end the year with the best kind of medicine: laughter.
Mike Richard, Men's Health, 25 Nov. 2022 Some guys can go five weeks without a sack and end the season with double digits.
Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Nov. 2022 Howard Buffett, 67, is helping farmers in impoverished nations produce more and working to end world hunger with his namesake foundation.
Josh Funk, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2022 The month will end with them at 4-7 with wins over Green Bay, Chicago and the Giants, plus a close loss to the Bills.
Dave Hogg, Chicago Tribune, 24 Nov. 2022 Polling over the last year shows that the Scots are roughly evenly divided on whether to end the union with Britain.
Max Colchester, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Maia Goodell, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said the case could end with an expert developing a plan to ensure the District improves accessibility while making changes to existing projects.
Ian Duncan, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2022
SungEel Recycling Park Georgia will recycle end-of-life batteries to reclaim critical metals such as nickel, cobalt and lithium.
J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 18 Aug. 2022 Over the next several years, the first generation of EV batteries will reach end-of-life.
Doron Frenkel, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 These conclusively tied the Siberian flood basalts to the end-Permian mass extinction, a key result for both biology and geology.
Howard Lee, Ars Technica, 2 July 2022 Sedimentologist Christopher Fielding of the University of Connecticut, one of our longtime colleagues, had recently identified these rocks as river and lake sediments deposited during the end-Permian event.
Chris Mays, Scientific American, 23 June 2022 But Heller and McDonald do not support applying means-end scrutiny in the Second Amendment context.
Matt Ford, The New Republic, 23 June 2022 Another helpful metric to track during the digital journey is one that is very end-of-funnel-centric.
Ashlee Piga, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The response: The invasion of Ukraine is bringing to an end Western investment in Russia.Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 This is just before the end-Permian extinction event.
Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 23 Feb. 2022 See More
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Middle English ende, from Old English; akin to Old High German enti end, Latin ante before, Greek anti against
probably alteration of English dialect in to harvest
French, from Greek, from endon within; akin to Greek en in, Old Latin indu, Hittite andan within — more at in
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a