What are some alternative words for terminate?

Synonyms for terminate
ˈtɜr məˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. end, 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 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, cease(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 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, terminate(verb)

    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, terminate(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bound, limit, set bounds to

  2. terminate(v. a.)

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

  3. terminate(v. n.)

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

  4. terminate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    eventuate, issue, prove, turn out

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How to use terminate in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    We are running the bad health care( system) much better than it was ever run and we're making it better, but it could be much better than it is, and so what we want to do is terminate it.

  2. Donald Trump:

    And if we don’t negotiate a great deal with Mexico and Canada, we will terminate NAFTA and we’ll start all over again.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    This issue transcends partisan politics, and I urge all senators -- Democrats and Republicans -- to support this resolution to terminate the president's emergency declaration when it comes up for a vote in the Senate, identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate.

  4. Mike Schuetz:

    I ’m very pleased and very happy that the current administration and the DOJ have chosen to terminate it, however, it does n’t fix my situation. But it does prevent someone else from having to deal with things I had to deal with.

  5. Marek Dietl:

    From the technical side, banks will have to buy francs to pay them back to those who are financing them or to terminate transactions which are hedging the exchange rate, with an operation on such a scale this could have an impact on the FX market. So francs could be provided by the central bank.


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