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Synonyms of 'terminate'

(verb) 
Definition
to bring or come to an end
Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
Synonyms
,
stop
We need to stop wasting so much money.
,
conclude
They concluded their annual summit meeting today.
, ,
complete
He had just completed his first novel.
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axe (informal)
Community projects are being axed by the government.
,
cut off
,
wind up
,
put an end to
,
discontinue
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.
,
pull the plug on (informal)
,
belay (nautical)
,
bring or come to an end
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to bring or come to an end
His contract terminates at the end of the season.
Synonyms
cease
A small number of firms have ceased trading.
, ,
close
He closed the meeting with his customary address.
,
finish
He was cheered when he finished his speech.
,
run out
the day my visa ran out
,
expire
He continued to live in the States after his visa had expired.
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lapse
Her membership of the party has lapsed.
(verb) 
Definition
to put an end to (a pregnancy) by inducing an abortion
She finally decided to terminate the pregnancy.
Synonyms
abort
The take-off was aborted.
,
end
Talks have resumed to try to end the fighting.
(verb) 
Definition
(of the route of a train, bus, etc.) to stop at a particular place and not go any further
This train will terminate at Taunton.
Synonyms
end its journey
,
stop
The music stopped and the lights were turned up.
,
finish up

Additional synonyms

in the sense of axe
Definition
to dismiss (employees), restrict (expenditure), or terminate (a project)
Community projects are being axed by the government.
Synonyms
end,
wind up,
turn off (informal),
cut back,
dispense with,
pull the plug on
in the sense of close
Definition
to end
He closed the meeting with his customary address.
in the sense of complete
Definition
to finish
He had just completed his first novel.

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