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terminate


verb
1. bring to an end or halt (Freq. 8)
- 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
Syn:
end
Ant:
begin (for: end)
Derivationally related forms:
terminative, termination, end (for: end), ending (for: end)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
close out, finish, abort, culminate, lift,
raise, ax, axe, stamp out, kill, dissolve,
break up, break, break off, discontinue, stop, interrupt,
stub out, crush out, extinguish, press out, finalize, finalise,
settle, nail down, complete, closure, cloture, decide,
resolve, adjudicate, conclude, close, phase out
Cause:
end, stop, finish, cease
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- They won't terminate the story
2. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense;
either spatial or metaphorical (Freq. 2)
- 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
Syn:
end, stop, finish, cease
Ant:
begin (for: end)
Derivationally related forms:
terminative, terminus, finish (for: finish), end (for: end)
Hyponyms:
pass away, lapse, cut out, go out, adjourn,
recess, break up, vanish, disappear, culminate, climax,
run out, run low, run short, go, go away, conclude,
close, turn out, come out, discontinue, break
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
3. terminate the employment of;
discharge from an office or position
- The boss fired his secretary today
- The company terminated 25% of its workers
Syn:
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss,
give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack
Ant:
hire (for: fire)
Derivationally related forms:
sack (for: sack), sacking (for: sack), dismissible (for: dismiss), dismission (for: dismiss), dismissal (for: dismiss), firing (for: fire)
Hypernyms:
remove
Hyponyms:
retire, pension off, clean out, furlough, lay off,
squeeze out, dismiss, send packing, send away, drop
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s PP (for: give the sack)
- Somebody ----s PP (for: give the axe)
4. be the end of;
be the last or concluding part of
- This sad scene ended the movie
Syn:
end
Derivationally related forms:
terminative, terminus, end (for: end), ending (for: end)
Hypernyms:
be
Hyponyms:
close
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something

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