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English verb: neutralise

1. neutralise (contact) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing


SamplesThe mafia liquidated the informer.
The double agent was neutralized.


Synonymsdo in, knock off, liquidate, neutralize, waste


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

2. neutralise (competition) make incapable of military action


Synonymsneutralize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)demilitarise, demilitarize

3. neutralise (change) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of


SamplesHer optimism neutralizes his gloom.
This action will negate the effect of my efforts.


Synonymsnegate, neutralize, nullify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken

4. neutralise (change) make chemically neutral


SamplesShe neutralized the solution.


Synonymsneutralize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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