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Definition 1: deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless - [verb of change]

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

  • This measure crippled our efforts
  • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

Synonyms for stultify in the sense of this definition

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

"The fever weakened his body"

Definition 2: cause to appear foolish - [verb of communication]

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

  • He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent

(stultify is a kind of ...) subject to laughter or ridicule

"The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house" "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher" "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"

Definition 3: prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence - [verb of emotion]

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

  • nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself

(stultify is a kind of ...) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

(stultify belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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