HyperDic: terminate

English > 4 senses of the word terminate:
VERBchangeterminate, endbring to an end or halt
stativeterminate, end, stop, finish, ceasehave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
stativeterminate, endbe the end of
socialterminate, displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sackterminate the employment of
terminate > pronunciation
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > terminate: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBring to an end or halt.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey won't terminate the story
Example "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
Cause toend, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Narrowerabortterminate before completion
ax, axeterminate
break, break off, discontinue, stopprevent completion
closecomplete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
closeFinish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
close outterminate
closure, clotureterminate debate by calling for a vote
complete, finishCome or bring to a finish or an end / end
concludeBring to a close
culminateBring to a head or to the highest point
decide, settle, resolve, adjudicateBring to an end
dissolve, break upCome to an end
dissolve, break upBring the association / association / association of to an end or cause to break up
finalize, finalise, settle, nail downmake final
finishCause to finish a relationship / relationship with somebody
interrupt, breakterminate
lift, raiseput an end to
phase outterminate gradually
stamp out, killend or extinguish by forceful means
stub out, crush out, extinguish, press outExtinguish by crushing
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositebegin, lead off, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start
get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
Spanishacabar, concluir, finalizar, rescindir, terminar
Catalanacabar, finalitzar, rescindir, terminar
Adjectivesterminativecoming to an end
Nounsterminationthe act of ending something
English > terminate: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"
Synonymsend, stop, finish, cease
Caused byend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Narroweradjourn, recess, break upClose at the end of a session
breakCome to an end
conclude, closeCome to a close
culminate, climaxend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
cut outCease operating
discontinueCome to or be at an end
go outBecome extinguished
lapseend, at least for a long time
pass awaygo out of existence
run low, run short, goTo be spent or finished
run outbecome used up
turn out, come outResult or end
vanish, disappearCease to exist
vanish, disappear, go awayBecome invisible or unnoticeable / unnoticeable
Oppositebegin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Spanishacabar, cesar, concluir, fenecer, finalizar, finir, parar, terminar
Catalanacabar, aturar, cessar, enllestir, finalitzar, finir, parar, terminar
Adjectivesterminativecoming to an end
Nounsterminusa place where something ends or is complete
English > terminate: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe the end of; be the last or concluding part of.
PatternSomething ----s something
NarrowercloseCause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Adjectivesterminativecoming to an end
Nounsterminusthe ultimate goal for which something is done
English > terminate: 4 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningTerminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
Synonymsdisplace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack
Narrowerclean outForce out
dismiss, send packing, send away, dropstop associating with
furlough, lay offdismiss, usually for economic reasons
pension offlet go from employment with an attractive pension
retiremake (someone) retire
squeeze outForce out
BroaderremoveRemove from a position or an office
Oppositehire, engage, employEngage or hire for work
Spanishdar aviso, dejar cesante, despachar, despedir, destituir, echar, exonerar, finiquitar, poder
Catalanacomiadar, despedir, destituir, fer fora

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