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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. Stephen Patton:

    (Chicago's law) doesn't diminish and impair pensions, it saves pensions, that argument has not been addressed.

  3. 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.

  4. Larry Wolk:

    It's taking kids along the track of, 'Well, you're putting in jeopardy your potential to do well in school or to graduate or to be successful once you get your driver's license because marijuana does impair you if you're going to use it and drive, and it does impair you if you're trying to study or you're trying to do well in school or you're trying to get a good job.

  5. 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.


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

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