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    terminate

    terminate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word terminate

    Definition
    (verb) bring to an end or halt
    Synonyms : end
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    Synonyms : cease , end , finish , stop
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
    Synonyms : end
    Example Sentence
    • This sad scene ended the movie
    Definition
    (verb) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    Example Sentence
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
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