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1. terminate  (verb) 
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 WWI"

  Also known as: end


  Cause:
    end
    stop
    finish
    terminate
    cease


  More Specific:
close out - terminate
finish - cause to finish a relationship with somebody
abort - terminate before completion
culminate - bring to a head or to the highest point
lift / raise - put an end to
ax / axe - terminate
stamp out / kill - end or extinguish by forceful means
dissolve / break up - come to an end
dissolve / break up - bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
break / break off / discontinue / stop - prevent completion
interrupt / break - terminate
stub out / crush out / extinguish / press out - extinguish by crushing
finalize / finalise / settle / nail down - make final
complete / finish - come or bring to a finish or an end
closure / cloture - terminate debate by calling for a vote
decide / settle / resolve / adjudicate - bring to an end
conclude - bring to a close
close - complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
phase out - terminate gradually
close - finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


  Opposite of:
    begin     lead off     start     commence     get down     begin     get     start out     start     set about     set out     commence


2. terminate  (verb) 
terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"



  More Specific:
retire - make (someone) retire
pension off - let go from employment with an attractive pension
clean out - force out
furlough / lay off - dismiss, usually for economic reasons
squeeze out - force out
dismiss / send packing / send away / drop - stop associating with


  More Generic:
    remove


  Opposite of:
    hire     engage     employ


3. terminate  (verb) 
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 end

  Also known as: end, stop, finish, cease


  More Specific:
pass away - go out of existence
lapse - end, at least for a long time
cut out - cease operating
go out - become extinguished
adjourn / recess / break up - close at the end of a session
vanish / disappear - cease to exist
culminate / climax - end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
run out - become used up
run low / run short / go - to be spent or finished
vanish / disappear / go away - become invisible or unnoticeable
conclude / close - come to a close
turn out / come out - prove to be in the result or end
discontinue - come or be at an end
break - come to an end


  Opposite of:
    begin     start


4. terminate  (verb) 
be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"

  Also known as: end


  More Specific:
close - cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop


  More Generic:
    be


 

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