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Definition 1: make chemically neutral - [verb of change]

Samples where neutralize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She neutralized the solution

Synonyms for neutralize in the sense of this definition

(neutralize is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of - [verb of change]

Samples where neutralize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
  • This action will negate the effect of my efforts

Synonyms for neutralize in the sense of this definition

(neutralize is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

Definition 3: make incapable of military action - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for neutralize in the sense of this definition

(neutralize is a kind of ...) do away with the military organization and potential of

Definition 4: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing - [verb of contact]

Samples where neutralize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mafia liquidated the informer
  • the double agent was neutralized

Synonyms for neutralize in the sense of this definition

(neutralize is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Samples where neutralize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The treaty neutralized the small republic

(neutralize is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of neutralize ) neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group

"We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"

Samples where neutralize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues

Synonyms for neutralize in the sense of this definition

(neutralize is a kind of ...) make up for

"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

(... is a kind of neutralize ) counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

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