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neutralize

verb

1 neutralize

Make politically neutral and thus inoffensive.



2 neutralize

Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of:
— Her optimism neutralizes his gloom.

synonyms: negate, neutralise, nullify.

Dutch: neutraliseren

3 neutralize

Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.

synonyms: counteract, counterbalance, countervail.

Roget 179: counteract; run counter, clash, cross; interfere with, conflict with; contravene; jostle; go against, run against, beat against, militate against; stultify; ... show more

Roget 30: make compensation; compensate, compense; indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; outbalance, overbalance, counterbalance; set off; hedge, square, ... show more

Dutch: neutraliseren, opvangen

4 neutralize

Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing:
— The double agent was neutralized.

synonyms: do in, knock off, liquidate, neutralise, waste.

5 neutralize

Make incapable of military action.

synonym: neutralise.

6 neutralize

Make chemically neutral:
— She neutralized the solution.

synonym: neutralise.


Moby thesaurus: abrogate, absorb the shock, annul, balance, break the fall, bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out, come to nothing, compensate, compensate for, conquer, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoise, countervail, cushion, damp ... show more.

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