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Definition of Terminate

Terminate

  1. 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.
  2. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
  3. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
  4. 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.
  5. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.

Terminate Quotations

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.
Alveda King

I had a second trimester abortion. I was pregnant with a much-wanted child who was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality. I made a choice to terminate the pregnancy. It was my third pregnancy, and I was very obviously showing. More important, I could feel the baby move.
Ayelet Waldman

Any judge who allows an adulterer with a live-in girlfriend to terminate the life of his wife should be impeached.
Phyllis Schlafly

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.
Kevin Kelly

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
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Terminate Translations

terminate in Afrikaans is eindig
terminate in Danish is fuldende
terminate in Finnish is lopetta
terminate in French is terminer, terminent, cesser, terminez, terminons
terminate in German is beenden, begrenzen
terminate in Portuguese is termine
terminate in Spanish is terminar
terminate in Swedish is avsluta

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