verb (used with object), ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing.
Origin of terminate
Synonyms for terminate
Related Words for terminaterecess, conclude, sack, restrict, abort, cease, determine, cancel, complete, abolish, eliminate, halt, discontinue, dismiss, expire, adjourn, discharge, annul, dissolve, perfect
Examples from the Web for terminate
Contemporary Examples of terminate
And sometimes, they chose to terminate their pregnancies by having abortions.Is This the Return of Back Alley Abortions?
October 7, 2014
Instead, the county filed to terminate his rights based on his mental illness.One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
May 30, 2014
Abortifacients, by contrast, are used to terminate an existing pregnancy.Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You?
November 27, 2013
Has the IRS taken actions to terminate the offending employees?IRS Singled Out Conservative Groups for Extra Scrutiny
May 10, 2013
Republic wanted to terminate its obligations and put workers in a 401(k) (or at least a more solvent Teamster pension plan).How the IRS Wrecked Your Pension
May 9, 2013
Historical Examples of terminate
All you will regret is, that she comes to terminate my visit, and take me away with her.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
I hope that will not terminate my engagement, sir, or render me useless?'Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
He had never seen the instrument that was to terminate his life.A Tale of Two Cities
He was only enjoying an interview—a vengeance—he was loath to terminate.The Big Tomorrow
I know, and I tell you frankly, but only you, that my career in the police may terminate in consequence.The Law-Breakers
Word Origin for terminate
1610s, "to bring to an end," from Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare "to limit, end" (see terminus). Sense of "to come to an end" is recorded from 1640s; meaning "dismiss from a job" is recorded from 1973; that of "to assassinate" is from 1975. Related: Terminated; terminating.