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terminate

ter·mi·nate

terminate

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhr mih neIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: terminated, terminates, terminating
definition 1: to bring to an end; put a stop to.
The social security office terminated his benefits.
synonyms:
discontinue, end, finish
antonyms:
begin, continue, initiate, start
similar words:
abolish, bust, cancel, cease, conclude, dissolve, halt, interrupt, kill, sever, stop
definition 2: to occur at or be the conclusion of; conclude.
A blessing terminated the church service.
 
synonyms:
close, conclude, end
antonyms:
begin, start
similar words:
complete, finish
definition 3: to serve as a spatial limit to or boundary of.
synonyms:
bound, delimit
similar words:
circumscribe, demarcate, limit
definition 4: to end the employment of; release; fire.
Many workers were terminated when the company installed robotic devices.They terminated him due to his incompetence.
synonyms:
discharge, dismiss, fire
antonyms:
hire
similar words:
can, release, remove, sack
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to come to an end, spatially or temporally (often fol. by at, in, or with).
The beach terminates at those cliffs.The course will terminate in two weeks.His employment will terminate at the end of this month.
synonyms:
conclude, end, stop
antonyms:
begin, continue, start
similar words:
cease, close, discontinue, expire, finish, lapse
definition 2: to have as a result or consequence (usu. fol. by in).
Their reckless spending terminated in bankruptcy.
synonyms:
end, result
similar words:
conclude, finish
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derivations: terminative (adj.), terminatively (adv.)
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