HyperDic: neutralize

English > 6 senses of the word neutralize:
VERBsocialneutralizemake politically neutral and thus inoffensive
changeneutralize, neutralise, nullify, negatemake ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
socialneutralize, counteract, countervail, counterbalanceoppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
contactneutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do inget rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
competitionneutralize, neutralisemake incapable of military action
changeneutralize, neutralisemake chemically neutral
neutralize > pronunciation
Soundsnuw'trahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > neutralize: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake politically neutral and thus inoffensive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The treaty neutralized the small republic"
Narrowerco-optneutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishneutralizar
Nounsneutralizationaction intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
English > neutralize: 6 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"
Synonymsneutralise, nullify, negate
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishanular, invalidar, neutralizarse, neutralizar
Catalananul·lar, invalidar, neutralitzar-se, neutralitzar
Nounsneutralizationaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
English > neutralize: 6 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningOppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscounteract, countervail, counterbalance
Narroweroverridecounteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
Broadercancel, offset, set offMake up for
Spanishcontrarrestar, neutralizar
Catalancontrarestar, neutralitzar
Nounsneutralizationaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
English > neutralize: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningGet rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example "the double agent was neutralized"
Synonymsneutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishliquidar, neutralizar
Catalanliquidar
English > neutralize: 6 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningmake incapable of military action.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymneutralise
Broaderdemilitarize, demilitariseDo away with the military organization and potential of
Spanishneutralizar
Nounsneutralizationaction intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
English > neutralize: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake chemically neutral.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"She neutralized the solution"
Synonymneutralise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishneutralizarse, neutralizar
Catalanneutralitzar-se, neutralitzar
Nounsneutralizationa chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt

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