Close and End


Close noun - The last part of a process or action.
Usage example: managed to conduct the negotiations to a satisfactory close

End is a synonym for close in activity topic. In some cases you can use "End" instead the word "Close" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like finish, complete, continue, start. popular alternative

Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure


End noun - The stopping of a process or activity.
Usage example: the end of hostilities brought general rejoicing

Close is a synonym for end in finish topic. You can use "Close" instead the word "End" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as bring to an end, activity, conclusion, continue. popular alternative

Nearby Words: ending, ended, endless

How words are described

good good close good end
high high close high end
low low close low end
normal normal close normal end
Other adjectives: short, many, proper, actual, real, extreme, wrong, quick, final, apparent, bloody, last, different, literal.

Common collocations

show close show end show
death close death end death
situation close situation end situation
episode close episode end episode
Other words: way, loop, conversation, fights.

Both words in one sentence

  • Disney / The Jungle Book Odd Friendship: Baloo and Bagheera, who start the first movie knowing but not particularly close and end the movie good friends through taking care of Mowgli - though if Jungle Cubs is to be believed they were always friends but not too close in the movie's beginning.
  • Anachronic Order The Hateful 8 has events that happen before the film's start close to the end of the film.
  • Useful Notes / Baseball Saves (S): Awarded to pitchers for pitching the end of a close game that they didn't start and didn't win, and came into with a lead.
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End or Close. 2016. Accessed November 28, 2022.
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