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ter·mi·nate

 (tûr′mə-nāt′)
v. ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing, ter·mi·nates
v.tr.
1. To bring to an end or halt: "His action terminated the most hopeful period of reform in Prussian history" (Gordon A. Craig).
2. To occur at or form the end of; conclude or finish: a display of fireworks that terminated the festivities. See Synonyms at complete.
3. To discontinue the employment of; dismiss: a company that terminated 300 workers.
4. To murder or assassinate (someone).
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; reach a stopping point: The oil pipeline terminates at a shipping port. The negotiations terminated with a celebration.
2. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in: "The Peloponnesian war ... terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth" (Alexander Hamilton).

[Latin termināre, termināt-, from terminus, end.]

terminate

(ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt)
vb
1. (when: intr, often foll by in or with) to form, be, or put an end (to); conclude: to terminate a pregnancy; their relationship terminated amicably.
2. (Electronics) (tr) to connect (suitable circuitry) to the end of an electrical transmission line to absorb the energy and avoid reflections
3. (Mathematics) (intr) maths (of a decimal expansion) to have only a finite number of digits
4. (tr) slang to kill (someone)
[C16: from Latin terminātus limited, from termināre to set boundaries, from terminus end]
ˈterminative adj
ˈterminatory adj

ter•mi•nate

(ˈtɜr məˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.t.
1. to bring to an end; put an end to.
2. to occur at or form the conclusion of.
3. to bound or limit spatially; form or be situated at the extremity of.
4. to dismiss from a job; fire.
v.i.
5. to end, conclude, or cease.
6. (of a public conveyance) to end a scheduled run or flight at a certain place.
7. to come to an end (often fol. by at, in, or with).
8. to issue or result (usu. fol. by in).
[1580–90; v. use of late Middle English terminate (adj.) limited < Latin terminātus, past participle of termināre. See term, -ate1]
ter′mi•na`tive, adj.
ter′mi•na`tive•ly, adv.

terminate


Past participle: terminated
Gerund: terminating

Imperative
terminate
terminate
Present
I terminate
you terminate
he/she/it terminates
we terminate
you terminate
they terminate
Preterite
I terminated
you terminated
he/she/it terminated
we terminated
you terminated
they terminated
Present Continuous
I am terminating
you are terminating
he/she/it is terminating
we are terminating
you are terminating
they are terminating
Present Perfect
I have terminated
you have terminated
he/she/it has terminated
we have terminated
you have terminated
they have terminated
Past Continuous
I was terminating
you were terminating
he/she/it was terminating
we were terminating
you were terminating
they were terminating
Past Perfect
I had terminated
you had terminated
he/she/it had terminated
we had terminated
you had terminated
they had terminated
Future
I will terminate
you will terminate
he/she/it will terminate
we will terminate
you will terminate
they will terminate
Future Perfect
I will have terminated
you will have terminated
he/she/it will have terminated
we will have terminated
you will have terminated
they will have terminated
Future Continuous
I will be terminating
you will be terminating
he/she/it will be terminating
we will be terminating
you will be terminating
they will be terminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been terminating
you have been terminating
he/she/it has been terminating
we have been terminating
you have been terminating
they have been terminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been terminating
you will have been terminating
he/she/it will have been terminating
we will have been terminating
you will have been terminating
they will have been terminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been terminating
you had been terminating
he/she/it had been terminating
we had been terminating
you had been terminating
they had been terminating
Conditional
I would terminate
you would terminate
he/she/it would terminate
we would terminate
you would terminate
they would terminate
Past Conditional
I would have terminated
you would have terminated
he/she/it would have terminated
we would have terminated
you would have terminated
they would have terminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
alter, change, modify - 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"
close out - terminate; "We closed out our account"
finish - cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary"
abort - terminate before completion; "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer"
culminate - bring to a head or to the highest point; "Seurat culminated pointillism"
lift, raise - put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
ax, axe - terminate; "The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it"
stamp out, kill - end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"
dissolve, break up - come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
dissolve, break up - bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
break off, discontinue, stop, break - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
break, interrupt - terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
crush out, press out, stub out, extinguish - extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigar"
finalise, finalize, nail down, settle - make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
complete, finish - 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"
closure, cloture - terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
resolve, settle, adjudicate, decide - 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"
conclude - bring to a close; "The committee concluded the meeting"
close - complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
phase out - terminate gradually
close - finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
2.terminate - 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"
pass away - go out of existence; "She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"
lapse - end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
cut out - cease operating; "The pump suddenly cut out"
go out - become extinguished; "The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"
adjourn, recess, break up - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
disappear, vanish - cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"
climax, culminate - end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
run out - become used up; be exhausted; "Our supplies finally ran out"
run low, run short, go - to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
disappear, vanish, go away - become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"
conclude, close - come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
come out, turn out - result or end; "How will the game turn out?"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
break - come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"
3.terminate - be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"
close - cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
4.terminate - terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
retire - make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"
pension off - let go from employment with an attractive pension; "The director was pensioned off when he got senile"
clean out - force out; "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
furlough, lay off - dismiss, usually for economic reasons; "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
squeeze out - force out; "Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"
remove - remove from a position or an office
send away, send packing, dismiss, drop - stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

terminate

verb
1. end, stop, conclude, finish, complete, axe (informal), cut off, wind up, put an end to, discontinue, pull the plug on (informal), belay (Nautical), bring or come to an end Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
end start, open, begin, introduce, initiate, commence, instigate, inaugurate
2. cease, end, close, finish, run out, expire, lapse His contract terminates at the end of the season.
3. abort, end She finally decided to terminate the pregnancy.
4. end its journey, stop, finish up This train will terminate at Taunton.

terminate

verb
1. To bring or come to a natural or proper end:
2. To relinquish one's engagement in or occupation with:
3. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship:
4. To end the employment or service of:
Informal: ax, fire, pink-slip.
Slang: boot, bounce, can, sack.
Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door.
Translations
ukončit
afslutte
enda, binda endi á
beigtizbeigtiesnobeigt
bit meksona er mek

terminate

[ˈtɜːmɪneɪt]
A. VT [+ meeting] → concluir; [+ conversation, relationship] → poner fin a; [+ contract] → finalizar; [+ pregnancy] → interrumpir
B. VI [contract] → finalizarse, concluir; [train, bus] → terminar
this train terminates hereeste tren termina aquí su recorrido, este tren muere aquí

terminate

[ˈtɜːrmɪneɪt]
vt [+ contract, agreement, conversation] → mettre fin à; [+ pregnancy] → interrompre
vi
[contract, agreement] → prendre fin; [meeting] → se terminer
[path] → se terminer, aboutir
[train, bus] to terminate at → aller jusqu'à

terminate

vtbeenden, beschließen; contract, lease etclösen; pregnancyunterbrechen; employmentkündigen; relationship, conversation, friendship, lifebeenden
vienden; (contract, lease)ablaufen; most plural nouns terminate in “s”die meisten Substantive enden im Plural auf „s“

terminate

[ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt]
1. vtterminare, mettere fine a; (contract) → rescindere
2. vi (contract) → terminare, concludersi; (train, bus) → finire
to terminate in → finire in or con

terminate

(ˈtəːmineit) verb
to bring or come to an end or limit. She terminated the conversation.
termiˈnation noun

terminate

v. terminar, acabar.
References in classic literature ?
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
This was understood to terminate the Course for the evening, and we emerged into the air with shrieks of intellectual victory.
Few augured the possibility that the encounter could terminate well for the Disinherited Knight, yet his courage and gallantry secured the general good wishes of the spectators.
But having in my life perused many state-trials, which I ever observed to terminate as the judges thought fit to direct, I durst not rely on so dangerous a decision, in so critical a juncture, and against such powerful enemies.
The first war of this kind would probably terminate in a dissolution of the Union.
The attempt has awakened fully the public attention to that important subject; and has led to investigations which must terminate in a thorough and universal conviction, not only that the constitution has provided the most effectual guards against danger from that quarter, but that nothing short of a Constitution fully adequate to the national defense and the preservation of the Union, can save America from as many standing armies as it may be split into States or Confederacies, and from such a progressive augmentation, of these establishments in each, as will render them as burdensome to the properties and ominous to the liberties of the people, as any establishment that can become necessary, under a united and efficient government, must be tolerable to the former and safe to the latter.
de Treville thought of an expedient which might terminate it quietly.
It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto.
Madame," said the cardinal, affecting an effusive frankness of speech, "I shall convince your majesty, I trust, of my devotion to you and my desire to terminate an affair which you have so much at heart.
To any one who merely contemplates a map of the country this difficulty of getting from Godin to Malade River will appear inexplicable, as the intervening mountains terminate in the great Snake River plain, so that, apparently, it would be perfectly easy to proceed round their bases.
Low and heavy clouds betokened an approaching storm, and we hurried on to gain a covert in a clump of thick bushes, which appeared to terminate the long ascent.
Let us terminate this, monsieur le comte, -- that is your desire, is it not?