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terminate

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1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point
  • We need to terminate the discussion for this evening, but we'll resume tomorrow morning.
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ring down the curtain (on)

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2 to come to an end
  • This class will terminate with the arrival of Memorial Day.
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bite the dust

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3 to mark the limits of
  • terminated the area set aside for the runners to change their clothes with a series of folding screens
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4 to put to death deliberately
  • The operative's covert mission was to terminate the leader of the opposition.
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do away with

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5 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • He was terminated for constantly coming in to work late.
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send packing, show the door (one)

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Synonym Discussion of terminate

close, end, conclude, finish, complete, terminate mean to bring or come to a stopping point or limit. close usually implies that something has been in some way open as well as unfinished.
    • close a debate
end conveys a strong sense of finality.
    • ended his life
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


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