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NEUTRALIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does neutralize mean? 

NEUTRALIZE (verb)
  The verb NEUTRALIZE has 6 senses:

1. make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
2. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
3. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
4. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
5. make incapable of military action
6. make chemically neutral

  Familiarity information: NEUTRALIZE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEUTRALIZE (verb)


Sense 1neutralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The treaty neutralized the small republic

Hypernyms (to "neutralize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "neutralize"):

co-opt (neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group)

Sentence frames:

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Sense 2neutralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

neutralize; nullify; neutralise; negate

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "neutralize" is one way to...):

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3neutralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

countervail; counteract; counterbalance; neutralize

Context example:

This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues

Hypernyms (to "neutralize" is one way to...):

cancel; offset; set off (make up for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "neutralize"):

override (counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4neutralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

neutralise; liquidate; knock off; do in; neutralize; waste

Context examples:

The mafia liquidated the informer / the double agent was neutralized

Hypernyms (to "neutralize" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5neutralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make incapable of military action

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

neutralise; neutralize

Hypernyms (to "neutralize" is one way to...):

demilitarise; demilitarize (do away with the military organization and potential of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6neutralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make chemically neutral

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

neutralise; neutralize

Context example:

She neutralized the solution

Hypernyms (to "neutralize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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