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English verb: deactivate

1. deactivate (change) remove from active military status or reassign


SamplesThe men were deactivated after five years of service.


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


Broader (hypernym)discharge, muster out

2. deactivate (change) make inactive


SamplesThey deactivated the file.


Synonymsinactivate


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)paralyse, paralyze


Antonymsactivate









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