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English verb: inactivate

1. inactivate (competition) release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

Synonymsdemobilise, demobilize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discharge, muster out

Antonymsmobilise, mobilize, rally, call up

2. inactivate (change) make inactive

SamplesThey deactivated the file.


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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)paralyse, paralyze


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