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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

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

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How to use impair in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Davis:

    I did so with the intent both to impair the integrity of the cellular phone and to make it unavailable for any subsequent criminal proceeding.

  2. The FSOC:

    Such an event could lead investors to withdraw from short-term funding markets more broadly, which could impair the ability of large financial firms to serve as financial intermediaries.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Juergen Hardt:

    That the U.S. ambassador is now turning to German companies with direct threats is a new and unacceptable one-sided tightening of the tone in the transatlantic relationship, if the U.S. president thinks he has to publicly show he is getting tough on Russia in view of the many question marks regarding his relationship with Moscow, he should not thereby impair the relationship with his most important ally.

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Translations for impair

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  • 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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