Synonyms of end in English:

end


See definition of end

noun

1‘Laura's house was at the end of the row’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

conclusion, termination, ending, finish, close, resolution, climax, finale, culmination, denouement

epilogue, coda, peroration

informal wind-up

ANTONYMS

beginning, start

3‘he jabbed a cigarette end into the ashtray’

SYNONYMS

butt, stub, stump, remnant, fragment, vestige

leftovers, remains, remainder

informal fag end, dog end

4‘to her, wealth is a means and not an end in itself’

SYNONYMS

aim, goal, purpose, objective, object, grail, holy grail, target, mission

intention, intent, design, motive

aspiration, wish, desire, ambition

raison d'être

5‘the commercial end of the music business’

SYNONYMS

aspect, side, section, area, field, part, share, portion, segment, province

6‘he knew that his end might come at any time’

SYNONYMS

death, dying, demise, passing, passing on, passing away, expiration, expiry

doom, extinction, annihilation, extermination, destruction

downfall, ruin, ruination, Waterloo

informal curtains, croaking, snuffing

decease

rare quietus

ANTONYMS

birth


verb

1‘the show ended with a wedding scene’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

destroy, put an end to, extinguish, snuff out, do away with, wipe out, take


Phrases

    make ends meet

      ‘even with no children to support, she couldn't make ends meet’

      SYNONYMS

      manage, cope, get by, survive, exist, subsist, muddle along, muddle through, scrape along, scrape by, scrape through, get along, make do, barely have enough to live on, 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’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

    end up

      ‘instead of going to Alaska, he ended up in Africa’

      SYNONYMS

      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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