Terminate en


  1. (v. i.) 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.
  2. (v. i.) To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.
  3. (v. t.) 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.
  4. (v. t.) Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
  5. (v. t.) To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
Word: ter·mi·nate
Pronunciation of terminate: 't&r-m&-n&t
Function of terminate: adjective
Origin of terminate: Middle English, from Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare, from terminus
: coming to an end or capable of ending

Synonyms of terminate

Can, Cease, Dismiss, End, Finish, Fire, Sack, Stop,

Antonyms of terminate

Begin, Commence, Employ, Engage, Get, Hire, Start,