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Synonyms for impair
ɪmˈpɛərim·pair

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  1. impair

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

    Antonyms:
    enhance, improve, augment, repair

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impairverb

    make worse or less effective

    "His vision was impaired"

    Synonyms:
    mar, deflower, spoil, vitiate

  2. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiateverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impairverb

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, injure, vitiate, make worse

  2. impairverb

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, decrease, make less

  3. impairverb

    Synonyms:
    weaken, enfeeble, enervate

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How to use impair in a sentence?

  1. Dave Joly:

    Disclosure of an individual's inclusion or non-inclusion in the TSDB (screening databases) would significantly impair the government's ability to investigate and counteract terrorism.

  2. Seneca:

    Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

  3. Commissioner Ricky Arriola:

    Where is that leadership now? we will not bend to the will of the mob. We will continue to enforce our laws. We're in a bad spot right now because we're taking draconian actions, such as curfews, that impair businesses… the convenience of our residents.

  4. Brian Fallon:

    That will probably impair their ability to advance their legislative agenda.

  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.


Translations for impair

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  • vermindern, beeinträchtigen, verschlechtern, schwächen, schädigen, beschädigen, schmälernGerman
  • descomponer, empeorar, deteriorarSpanish
  • خدشه دار کردنPersian
  • haitata, heikentääFinnish
  • affaiblir, abîmer, détériorerFrench
  • domajarIdo
  • beschadigen, verzwakken, verslechterenDutch
  • piorar, diminuir, enfraquecer, prejudicar, empiorarPortuguese
  • ослаблятьRussian
  • azaltmak, zayıflatmak, zarar vermek, sınırlamak, kötüleştirmekTurkish
  • 妨害Chinese

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