English verb: terminate
|1.||terminate (change) bring to an end or halt|
|Samples||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.
|Examples||They won't terminate the story|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abort, adjudicate, ax, axe, break, break, break off, break up, break up, close, close, close out, closure, cloture, complete, conclude, crush out, culminate, decide, discontinue, dissolve, dissolve, extinguish, finalise, finalize, finish, finish, interrupt, kill, lift, nail down, phase out, press out, raise, resolve, settle, settle, stamp out, stop, stub out|
|Cause||cease, end, finish, stop, terminate|
|Antonyms||begin, commence, set out, start, start out, commence, lead off, start, begin, set about, get down, get|
|2.||terminate (stative) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical|
|Samples||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||cease, end, finish, stop|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjourn, break, break up, climax, close, come out, conclude, culminate, cut out, disappear, disappear, discontinue, go, go away, go out, lapse, pass away, recess, run low, run out, run short, turn out, vanish, vanish|
|3.||terminate (stative) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of|
|Samples||This sad scene ended the movie.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|4.||terminate (social) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position|
|Samples||The boss fired his secretary today.|
The company terminated 25% of its workers.
|Synonyms||can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
|Narrower (hyponym)||clean out, dismiss, drop, furlough, lay off, pension off, retire, send away, send packing, squeeze out|
|Antonyms||hire, employ, engage|