[v] bring to an end or halt; "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 WWI"
[v] terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
[v] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "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"
[v] be the end of; be the last of concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"
can, cease, dismiss, end, end, finish, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, sack, send away, stop
begin, begin, commence, employ, engage, get, hire, lead off, set about, set out, start, start, start out