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Synonyms for impair
ɪmˈpɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impair(verb)

    make worse or less effective

    "His vision was impaired"

    Synonyms:
    mar, deflower, spoil, vitiate

  2. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)

    make imperfect

    "nothing marred her beauty"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, debase, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, mishandle, bumble, deflower, demoralise, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pervert, demoralize, fumble, flub, rape, thwart, ruin, ball up, subvert, featherbed, bollocks up, plunder, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, vitiate, invalidate, louse up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, mutilate, void, deprave, cocker, misdirect, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impair

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

    Antonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impair

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, injure, reduce, damage, enfeeble, vitiate, diminish, lessen

    Antonyms:
    enhance, improve, augment, repair

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impair(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, injure, vitiate, make worse

  2. impair(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, decrease, make less

  3. impair(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    weaken, enfeeble, enervate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    undermine, affect, harm, jeopardize, hinder, hamper, impede, prejudice, damage, alter, weaken, infringe

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How to use impair in a sentence?

  1. Ginger Hultin:

    Drinking alcohol can impair the liver's ability to release the right amount of glycogen, or stored glucose, into the blood to keep blood glucose levels stable.

  2. Montaigne:

    Books are pleasant, but if by being over-studious we impair our health and spoil our good humour, two of the best things we have, let us give it over. I, for my part, am one of those who think no fruit derived from them can recompense so great a loss.

  3. Cervantes:

    The beauty of some women has days and seasons, depending upon accidents which diminish or increase it; nay, the very passions of the mind naturally improve or impair it, and very often utterly destroy it.

  4. Erica Reischer:

    When we say them again and again, it can impair the parent-child relationship because it suggests the problem is not the behavior, but the problem is the child.

  5. Brian Fallon:

    I take congressman Nunes' point that this has created a cloud over the Trump White House right now, that will probably impair their ability to advance their legislative agenda.


Translations for impair

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • beeinträchtigen, verschlechtern, schädigen, schmälern, beschädigen, schwächen, vermindernGerman
  • deteriorar, empeorar, descomponerSpanish
  • haitata, heikentääFinnish
  • affaiblir, abîmer, détériorerFrench
  • domajarIdo
  • beschadigen, verzwakken, verslechterenDutch
  • piorar, empiorar, prejudicar, enfraquecer, diminuirPortuguese
  • ослаблятьRussian
  • kötüleştirmek, sınırlamak, azaltmak, zarar vermek, zayıflatmakTurkish
  • 妨害Chinese

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