- 1[intransitive, transitive] to end; to make something end Your contract of employment terminates in December. terminate something The agreement was terminated immediately. to terminate a pregnancy (= to perform or have an abortion )
- 2 [intransitive] (of a bus or train) to end a journey/trip This train terminates at Grand Central.
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NAmE//ˈtərməˌneɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they terminate
he / she / it terminates
past simple terminated
-ing form terminating