Ter·mi·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terminated p. pr. & vb. n. Terminating.]
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.
During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art. --J. S. Harford.