Synonyms of neutralize


1. neutralize, change, alter, modify

usage: make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"

2. neutralize, neutralise, nullify, negate, weaken

usage: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"

3. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance, cancel, offset, set off

usage: oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

4. neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in, kill

usage: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

5. neutralize, neutralise, demilitarize, demilitarise

usage: make incapable of military action

6. neutralize, neutralise, change, alter, modify

usage: make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution"

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Definition and meaning of neutralize (Dictionary)