Definition of terminate:
- 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"
- Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
- 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.
- To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.
- To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
- 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.
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- limit (part of speech: verb)
- complete (part of speech: verb)
- resign (part of speech: verb)
- stop (part of speech: verb)
- ceases (part of speech: verb)
- end (part of speech: verb)
- cease (part of speech: verb)
His Majesty desires nothing more sincerely than thus to terminate a war which he in vain endeavored to avoid, and all the calamities of which, as now experienced by France, are to be attributed only to the ambition, the perfidy, and the violence of those whose crimes have involved their own country in misery and disgraced all civilized nations."- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- "On Something", H. Belloc.
The Parliament met next day, and resolved that all the papers, both of the Queen, the Duc d'Orleans, and the Prince de Conde, should be carried to the King and Queen, that her Majesty should be humbly entreated to terminate the affair, and that the Duc d'Orleans should be desired to make overtures towards a reconciliation.- "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.