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terminate

ter·mi·nate

terminate

 
pronunciation:
tuhr mih neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: terminated, terminates, terminating
definition 1: to bring to an end; put a stop to.
The referee terminated the soccer game after a fight broke out.
synonyms:
discontinue, end, finish
antonyms:
continue, initiate
similar words:
abolish, cancel, cease, conclude, dissolve, halt, interrupt, kill, stop
definition 2: to come to an end (often followed by "at," "in," or "with").
The beach terminates at those cliffs.The semester will terminate in two weeks.
synonyms:
end, stop
antonyms:
begin, continue
similar words:
cease, close, expire, finish, lapse
derivations: terminative (adj.), terminatively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word terminate contains the following parts:
term Latin root that means end, boundary
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).