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Synonyms of end in English:


  • 1 Laura's house was at the end of the row
    extremity, furthermost part, limit, margin, edge, border, boundary, periphery;
    point, tip, tail end;
    North American  tag end
    [Antonyms] beginning, middle
  • 2 I never plan the end of the novel I'm writing
    epilogue, coda, peroration
    informal wind-up
    [Antonyms] beginning, start
  • 3 he jabbed a cigarette end into the ashtray
    butt, stub, stump, remnant, fragment, vestige;
    (endsleftovers, remains, remainder
    informal fag end, dog end
  • 4 to her, wealth is a means and not an end in itself
  • 5 the commercial end of the music business
    aspect, side, section, area, field, part, share, portion, segment, province
  • 6 he knew that his end might come at any time
    doom, extinction, annihilation, extermination, destruction;
    informal curtains, croaking, snuffing
    Law  decease
    rare quietus
    [Antonyms] birth
  • Phrases

    make ends meet
    even with no children to support, she couldn't make ends meet
    manage, cope, get by, survive, exist, subsist, muddle through/along, scrape by/along/through, get along, make do, barely/scarcely have enough to live on, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, scrimp, scrape a living
    informal make out
    put an end to something
  • 1 early marriage and early widowhood put an end to her dreams
    destroy, kill, bring to an end, be the end of, end, extinguish, dash, quell, quash, ruin, wreck, shatter, smash, crush, scotch;
    stop, block, frustrate, thwart, put a stop to, prevent, defeat, derail
    informal put paid to, do for, put the lid on, put the kibosh on, stymie, queer
    British informal scupper, dish
  • 2 it took over a hundred years to put an end to child labour See abolish
  • verb

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  • 1 the show ended with a wedding scene
    finish, conclude, terminate, come to an end, draw to a close, close, stop, cease;
    culminate, climax, build up to, lead up to, reach a finale, come to a head
    informal wind up
    [Antonyms] begin, start
  • 2 she attempted to end the relationship
    break off, call off, bring to an end, put an end to, call a halt to, halt, stop, drop, finish, terminate, discontinue, dissolve, cancel, annul
    informal nip something in the bud, wind something up, knock something on the head, give something the chop, pull the plug on, axe, scrap, pack in, get shut of
    British informal get shot of
    archaic sunder
    [Antonyms] begin
  • 3 the young artist chose to end his life
    destroy, put an end to, extinguish, snuff out, do away with, wipe out, take
  • Phrases

    end up
    instead of going to Alaska, he ended up in Africa
    finish up, land up, arrive, find oneself, turn up, come, go, appear
    informal wind up, fetch up, show up, roll up, blow in
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