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Synonyms for terminate
ˈtɜr məˌneɪtter·mi·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terminate

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terminate

    Synonyms:
    limit, end, put an end to, close, finish, complete, stop, conclude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. end, terminateverb

    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 WW I"

    Synonyms:
    stop, give the sack, end, dismiss, give the axe, cease, give notice, can, finish, displace, send away, sack, fire, force out

  2. end, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, block up, complete, sack, halt, can, arrest, give up, finish up, block off, hold back, end, give the axe, finish, block, displace, polish off, lay off, turn back, stop over, break off, break, fetch up, fire, land up, stop, blockade, hold on, wind up, bar, cease, barricade, discontinue, contain, end up, force out, give notice, kibosh, give the sack, intercept, dismiss, send away, quit, check

  3. end, terminateverb

    be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

    "This sad scene ended the movie"

    Synonyms:
    stop, give the sack, end, dismiss, give the axe, cease, give notice, can, finish, displace, send away, sack, fire, force out

  4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateverb

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, kindle, notify, depose, advise, gouge, go off, give the axe, burn, tin, can, apprize, rout out, plunder, enkindle, give the sack, put up, sack, end, give the bounce, evict, elicit, discount, finish, move, fire, stop, arouse, drive out, crowd out, brush off, squeeze out, give notice, open fire, usher out, displace, send packing, send word, apprise, dissolve, push aside, dismiss, give the gate, raise, clear, ignore, provoke, sack up, burn down, cease, squirt, rouse, brush aside, discharge, evoke, fuel, force out, preempt, eject, disregard, drop, send away, net

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terminateverb

    Synonyms:
    bound, limit, set bounds to

  2. terminateverb

    Synonyms:
    end, conclude, complete, close, finish, bring to an end, put an end to

  3. terminateverb

    Synonyms:
    end, cease, close, be limited, stop short, come to an end

  4. terminateverb

    Synonyms:
    eventuate, issue, prove, turn out

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How to use terminate in a sentence?

  1. Fred Allen:

    Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The New York Times, which is a fake newspaper -- we don't even want New York Times in White House anymore. We're going to probably terminate that and the Washington Post.

  3. Courtney Baker:

    I came to you during the most difficult time in my life. I was terrified, anxious and in complete despair. I didn’t know the truth yet about my baby, and that’s what I desperately needed from you, but instead of support and encouragement, you suggested we terminate our child. I told you her name, and you asked us again if we understood how low our quality of life would be with a child with Down syndrome. You suggested we reconsider our decision to continue the pregnancy.

  4. Chaplain David Wells:

    However, due to your decision, based on your religious convictions, that you cannot comply with the requirements outlined in DJJ Policy 912, Section IV, Paragraph H, regarding the treatment of LGBTQI youth, I must terminate your involvement as a religious volunteer.

  5. Trump Trump:

    It was my idea, and my idea to terminate it.


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