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English verb: stultify

1. stultify (emotion) prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence

SamplesNobody is legally allowed to stultify himself.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. stultify (communication) cause to appear foolish

SamplesHe stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent.

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

Broader (hypernym)blackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule, roast

3. stultify (change) deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

SamplesThis measure crippled our efforts.
Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work.


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

Broader (hypernym)weaken

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