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The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves - the creature of habits and infirmities.
Isaac D'Israeli

Meaning of "terminate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TERMINATE

From Latin terminātus limited, from termināre to set boundaries, from terminus end.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TERMINATE

terminate  [ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TERMINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Terminate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb terminate in English.

WHAT DOES TERMINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Terminate

Terminate may refer to: ▪ Electrical termination, ending a wire or cable properly to prevent interference ▪ Termination of employment, the end of an employee's duration with an employer ▪ Terminate with extreme prejudice is a euphemism for assassination ▪ Terminate and Stay Resident, utility programs used in DOS ▪ Exit, to terminate the execution of a running software program ▪ Terminate - a shareware modem terminal and host program for MS-DOS in the 1990s...

Definition of terminate in the English dictionary

The first definition of terminate in the dictionary is when intr, often foll by in or with to form, be, or put an end ; conclude. Other definition of terminate is to connect to the end of an electrical transmission line to absorb the energy and avoid reflections. Terminate is also to have only a finite number of digits.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TERMINATE

PRESENT

Present
I terminate
you terminate
he/she/it terminates
we terminate
you terminate
they terminate
Present continuous
I am terminating
you are terminating
he/she/it is terminating
we are terminating
you are terminating
they are terminating
Present perfect
I have terminated
you have terminated
he/she/it has terminated
we have terminated
you have terminated
they have terminated
Present perfect continuous
I have been terminating
you have been terminating
he/she/it has been terminating
we have been terminating
you have been terminating
they have been terminating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I terminated
you terminated
he/she/it terminated
we terminated
you terminated
they terminated
Past continuous
I was terminating
you were terminating
he/she/it was terminating
we were terminating
you were terminating
they were terminating
Past perfect
I had terminated
you had terminated
he/she/it had terminated
we had terminated
you had terminated
they had terminated
Past perfect continuous
I had been terminating
you had been terminating
he/she/it had been terminating
we had been terminating
you had been terminating
they had been terminating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will terminate
you will terminate
he/she/it will terminate
we will terminate
you will terminate
they will terminate
Future continuous
I will be terminating
you will be terminating
he/she/it will be terminating
we will be terminating
you will be terminating
they will be terminating
Future perfect
I will have terminated
you will have terminated
he/she/it will have terminated
we will have terminated
you will have terminated
they will have terminated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been terminating
you will have been terminating
he/she/it will have been terminating
we will have been terminating
you will have been terminating
they will have been terminating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would terminate
you would terminate
he/she/it would terminate
we would terminate
you would terminate
they would terminate
Conditional continuous
I would be terminating
you would be terminating
he/she/it would be terminating
we would be terminating
you would be terminating
they would be terminating
Conditional perfect
I would have terminate
you would have terminate
he/she/it would have terminate
we would have terminate
you would have terminate
they would have terminate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been terminating
you would have been terminating
he/she/it would have been terminating
we would have been terminating
you would have been terminating
they would have been terminating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you terminate
we let´s terminate
you terminate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to terminate
Past participle
terminated
Present Participle
terminating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TERMINATE


abominate
əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt
contaminate
kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
criminate
ˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt
culminate
ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt
decontaminate
ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
delaminate
diːˈlæmɪˌneɪt
discriminate
dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪt
disseminate
dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
dominate
ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
eliminate
ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt
examinate
ɪɡˈzæmɪˌneɪt
exterminate
ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt
fulminate
ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt
germinate
ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt
illuminate
ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt
inseminate
ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
laminate
ˈlæmɪˌneɪt
nominate
ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt
predominate
prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
ruminate
ˈruːmɪˌneɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TERMINATE

terminability
terminable
terminableness
terminably
terminal
terminal bonus
terminal figure
terminal market
terminal platform
terminal point
terminal station
terminal velocity
terminally
termination
terminational
terminative
terminatively
terminator
terminator seed
terminatory

WORDS THAT END LIKE TERMINATE

alginate
aluminate
assassinate
caseinate
combinate
coordinate
determinate
donate
fascinate
hallucinate
indeterminate
indiscriminate
indoctrinate
marinate
ordinate
originate
paginate
procrastinate
subordinate
succinate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of terminate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TERMINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «terminate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of terminate

Translation of «terminate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TERMINATE

Find out the translation of terminate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of terminate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «terminate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

到达终点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner fin a
570 millions of speakers

English

terminate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समाप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إنهاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прекратить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terminar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফুরান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre fin à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tamatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beenden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

終点となる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

끝나다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mungkasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chấm dứt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடித்துவிடும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समाप्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bitirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere fine a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zakończyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

припинити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rezilia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τερματίσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beëindig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avsluta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

terminere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of terminate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TERMINATE»

The term «terminate» is very widely used and occupies the 14.496 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TERMINATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about terminate

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8 QUOTES WITH «TERMINATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word terminate.
1
Isaac D'Israeli
The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves - the creature of habits and infirmities.
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Cindy Gallop
The single biggest lesson I learned was when a hire isn't working out fire them fast. My biggest mistakes, and where I've seen the worst results, were when I gave someone too many chances, or let a situation drift on for too long because I couldn't bring myself to terminate it.
3
David Jolly
Sloan Gibson is doing a great job. We need to give him more power to terminate employees.
4
Herman Kahn
For some years I have spent my time on exactly these questions - both in thinking about ways to prevent war, and in thinking about how to fight, survive, and terminate a war, should it occur.
5
Kevin Kelly
Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb.
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Alveda King
A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children.
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Sally Phillips
My blood runs cold when I hear the 'great news' that we have found a marker for the Down's syndrome gene, which means we can identify it more easily. Why is that good news? It's only good news if you're going to terminate.
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George Shearing
The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano, usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TERMINATE»

Discover the use of terminate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to terminate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Terminate terrorism: framing, gaming, and negotiating conflicts
American policy on terrorism and homeland security since the events of 9/11 reflect well-intentioned efforts to manage and eliminate major international threats.
Karen A. Feste, 2010
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Terminate
Slaves of the megacorporations and at the mercy of notorious corporate assassin Aleister Molay, the citizens of the year 2030 must rely on salvation in the person of John Gray and his revolutionary platoon. Original.
Dan Trevor, 1992
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Build, Fix, or Terminate: The Distributor's Guide to More ...
Jim Narus, Bob Donath. Fein's 2007 book Facing the Forces of Change®: Lead the Way in the Supply Chain (available from www.nawpubs.org), he foresees four major trends that are likely to dominate wholesale distribution's agenda for at ...
Jim Narus, Bob Donath, 2009
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O God Terminate the Joy of My Enemy:
Dr. D. K. Olukoya. O GOD, TERMINATE THE JOY OF MY ENEMY DR. D. K. OLUKOYA O GOD, TERMINATE THE JOY OF MY ENEMY © 2012.
Dr. D. K. Olukoya, 2013
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Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering & the ...
It may sometimes be necessary to terminate a construc- tion contract. Performance may be going so badly and relations may be so strained that continued performance would be a disaster. But because of the reasons mentioned, the drastic ...
Justin Sweet, Marc Schneier, 2008
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Administration of Government Contracts
The courts and boards have placed few limitations on the ability of the government to exercise its right to terminate a contract for convenience. This subsection first discusses the factors a contracting officer should consider in deciding whether ...
John Cibinic, Ralph C. Nash, James F. Nagle, 2006
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Estate Planning Strategies: A Lawyer's Guide to Retirement ...
A common way to address this problem is to provide in the trust instrument that the trust will continue unless the beneficiary elects to terminate it. The regulations expressly provide that a trust will not fail to qualify as a 2503(c) trust merely ...
Jay A. Soled, 2002
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Building Cocoa Applications: A Step-by-step Guide
The event loop runs until the NSApplication object gets sent a stop: or a terminate : message. A stop: message causes the run method to stop and returns control to the caller. A terminate: message causes the application to quit gracefully, ...
Simson Garfinkel, Michael K. Mahoney, 2002
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The Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) ...
David McGrann. CHAPTER 1 - Introduction In 1959, the AFL-CIO introduced the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) as its newest attempt to organize agricultural workers in California, and from its inception, the AWOC became ...
David McGrann, 2007
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman's Unilateral ...
Hubert T. Bell. review in a timely manner. According to the EDO, his mindset and that of the staff was to accomplish as much of the technical review as they could. He and the NMSS staff believed that even if DOE were to withdraw the ...
Hubert T. Bell, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TERMINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term terminate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shock ruling on job termination…. workers at mercy of employers
WORKERS are now at the mercy of employers after the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that companies can lawfully terminate their contracts at any time without ... «Nehanda Radio, Jul 15»
2
Oil and gas commissioners terminate rule making process
Specifically, the commissioners voted to terminate negotiated rulemaking that had been underway and adopted a policy to use the Idaho Administrative ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
3
Terror accused told to 'terminate' people
An Australian member of Islamic State (IS) told a Sydney man accused of terrorism offences they should "terminate five or six people" a month, a court has heard. «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
4
Orange Telecom Affiliate WIll Stop Using Name in Israel
Under the new agreement, Orange will pay Partner up to nearly $110 million when the brand license agreement is terminated in up to 24 months. Much of that ... «Forward, Jun 15»
5
Kings terminate Richards' contract, cite breach
In a shocking development of the Mike Richards saga, the Los Angeles Kings terminated his contract rather than the expected buyout, although the reason ... «Sportsnet.ca, Jun 15»
6
Minister tells Enemalta to terminate inspector's €60000 job …
Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi has told the chairman of Enemalta to terminate the engagement of a former police inspector at the corporation. The inspector was ... «Times of Malta, Jun 15»
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KL - Singapore HS line to terminate in Johor Bahru?
"Terminating the HSR in Johor Bahru will not achieve this objective." The ministry says negotiations are continuing between the two governments on the project's ... «International Railway Journal, Jun 15»
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HISD trustees terminate contract with Hope Academy
June 18, 2015 - The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted Thursday to terminate the Hope Academy charter school contract after a ... «MyFox Houston, Jun 15»
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HISD seeks to terminate charter school's contract after finding …
"HISD completed its investigation on June 1. The recommendation to terminate the charter school contract for Hope Academy is scheduled to go before the HISD ... «KPRC Houston, Jun 15»
10
RTBU warns Aurizon: enterprise agreements termination risks …
The rail union has warned a controversial Fair Work Commission ruling to terminate a dozen enterprise agreements at operator Aurizon​ could provoke a ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Terminate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/terminate>. Oct 2020 ».
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