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Synonyms for undermine
ˌʌn dərˈmaɪn or, esp. for 1,2,4 , ˈʌn dərˌmaɪn

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  1. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

    countermine, countervail, bring down, vitiate, counterbalance, deprave, debauch, cave, soften, misdirect, overturn, demoralize, counteract, subvert, sabotage, debase, profane, weaken, corrupt, damp, pervert, neutralize, demoralise, countercheck, antagonise, de-escalate, step down, dampen, overthrow, antagonize, break

  2. cave, undermine(verb)

    hollow out as if making a cave or opening

    "The river was caving the banks"

    subvert, cave, spelunk, countermine, sabotage, weaken, counteract


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  3. undermine(verb)

    The war efforts were undermined by the constant bickering between the allies.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. undermine

    sap, subvert, counteract, baffle, thwart

    prop, support, countenance, promote, aid, corroborate

Editors Contribution

  1. erode

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. undermine(v. a.)

    sap, mine

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  1. Donald Trump.Andrew Janz:

    We feel like Devin Nunes is the one person that is really standing in the way of the( FBI Special Counsel) Robert Mueller investigation, we think people deserve to know what happened to our elections in 2016 and what is happening in 2018. And every day my opponent is out there trying to undermine federal law enforcement, the special prosecutors probe and really working for Trump instead of the American people.

  2. Former President Jimmy Carter:

    The Chinese must understand that America would like to see a peaceful, prosperous, and free China and that we do not wish to undermine the rise of China, similarly, Americans need to understand that China differs from the Soviet Union that we faced in the Cold War.

  3. Toby James:

    It doesn't allow a full range of issues to be discussed, and it does really undermine a sense of democracy.

  4. Kim Tae-nyen:

    This could inevitably undermine the price competitiveness of South Korean automakers in UK, as opposed to Japanese and German rivals which have production bases there.

  5. Maura Healey:

    This prosecution is nothing less than an assault on justice in Massachusetts courts, and it will further undermine community trust and safety.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. transfixed
    • B. disenchanted
    • C. fascinated
    • D. mesmerized

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