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neutralize


verb
1. make politically neutral and thus inoffensive (Freq. 3)
- The treaty neutralized the small republic
Derivationally related forms:
neutralization
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
co-opt
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of (Freq. 1)
- Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
- This action will negate the effect of my efforts
Syn:
neutralise, nullify, negate
Derivationally related forms:
nullification (for: nullify), neutralisation (for: neutralise), neutralization
Hypernyms:
weaken
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
- The mafia liquidated the informer
- the double agent was neutralized
Syn:
neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in
Derivationally related forms:
liquidation (for: liquidate), liquidator (for: liquidate)
Hypernyms:
kill
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. make incapable of military action
Syn:
neutralise
Derivationally related forms:
neutralisation (for: neutralise), neutralization
Hypernyms:
demilitarize, demilitarise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. make chemically neutral
- She neutralized the solution
Syn:
neutralise
Derivationally related forms:
neutralisation (for: neutralise), neutralization
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
6. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
- This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues
Syn:
counteract, countervail, counterbalance
Derivationally related forms:
counterbalance (for: counterbalance), neutralization, counteractive (for: counteract), counteraction (for: counteract)
Hypernyms:
cancel, offset, set off
Hyponyms:
override
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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