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Definition of terminate:

  1. 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 ends in a pianissimo"
  2. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
  3. To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.
  4. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.
  5. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
  6. To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

Synonyms:

exterminate, continue, block up, advise, give the sack, barricade, can, clear, obliterate, cashier, repeal, prohibit, finish up, cease, intercept, stamp out, raise, extirpate, squirt, evoke, contain, drop, let go, open fire, turn back, enkindle, preempt, gouge, nullify, revoke, move, keep, elicit, lay off, break off, destroy, burn down, eject, subvert, hold on, give the bounce, land up, finish, dissolve, remove, discharge, sack, check, ax, evict, bounce, abrogate, reverse, block off, eradicate, send away, pink-slip, provoke, annul, sack up, release, go off, demit, eat up, set aside, brush aside, send word, give the axe, bar, wind up, cancel, notify, net, rouse, throw out, disregard, give notice, abort, hold back, eliminate, depose, apprize, arrest, brush off, stop over, polish off, usher out, force out, blockade, supplant, leave, discount, kibosh, annihilate, kindle, boot, give the gate, end, push aside, send packing, abolish, squeeze out, arouse, ignore, stop, fire, put up, overthrow, suppress, abate, fuel, tin, end up, plunder, block, drive out, crowd out, burn, displace, rout out, give up, fetch up, apprise, dismiss, start.

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