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v. ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing, ter·mi·nates
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).
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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: terminated
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|Verb||1.||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"
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"
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"
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"
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
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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
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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. To bring or come to a natural or proper end:
3. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship:
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enda, binda endi á
bit meksona er mek
A. VT [+ meeting] → concluir; [+ conversation, relationship] → poner fin a; [+ contract] → finalizar; [+ pregnancy] → interrumpir
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt → beenden, beschließen; contract, lease etc → lösen; pregnancy → unterbrechen; employment → kündigen; relationship, conversation, friendship, life → beenden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to bring or come to an end or limit. She terminated the conversation. beëindig يُنْهي приключвам pôr fim a ukončit beendigen afslutte τερματίζω, τερματίζομαι poner punto final, terminar, concluir lõpetama, lõppema پایان دادن päättää mettre fin à לְסַייֵם समाप्त करना या हो जाना prekinuti, završiti befejez(ődik) mengakhiri enda, binda endi á terminare 終わらせる 종결시키다 užbaigti beigt; nobeigt; izbeigties menamatkan eindigenslutte, endeprzerywać, ucinać pôr termo a a (se) termina завершать ukončiť zaključiti završiti avsluta, upphöra ทำให้สิ้นสุด bitmek, sona ermek 終止，結束 завершити ختم کرنا làm xong, kết thúc 终止，结束termiˈnation noun
beëindiging إنْهاء، إنْتِهاء завършване terminação konec die Beendigung afslutning λήξη, τερματισμόςfin, conclusión lõpetus پایان lopetus finסיום समाप्ति završiti, dokončati (be)végződés penghentian endir, lok terminazione, conclusione 終了 종결 užbaigimas beigas; izbeigšana; izbeigšanās penamatan eindiging, eindeslutt, endezakończenie terminação sfârşit завершение ukončenie, koniec konec prekid avslutande, upphörande การสิ้นสุด sona er(dir)me, bitiş 使停止，使終止 кінець; закінчення терміну اختتام sự kết thúc, sự hoàn thành 结束，终止
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v. terminar, acabar.
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