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Synonyms for undermine
ˌʌn dərˈmaɪn or, esp. for 1,2,4 , ˈʌn dərˌmaɪnun·der·mine

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  1. undermineverb

    Antonyms:
    undergird

  2. undermineverb

    Antonyms:
    undergird

  3. undermineverb

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

    Antonyms:
    undergird

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. undermine

    Synonyms:
    sap, subvert, counteract, baffle, thwart

    Antonyms:
    prop, support, countenance, promote, aid, corroborate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weakenverb

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

    Synonyms:
    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, undermineverb

    hollow out as if making a cave or opening

    "The river was caving the banks"

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

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  1. erode

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. undermineverb

    Synonyms:
    sap, mine

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How to use undermine in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Of course there may be inconveniences such as missing opportunities to hold bilateral meetings, but that won't undermine the importance of Davos.

  2. Ivan Brehm:

    Michelin should, in my opinion, stay clear from the coffee shop and hawker stall culture, these run deep in the makeup of Singaporean society and any unnecessary polemic could undermine the guide's overall relevance.

  3. Jan Schakowsky:

    This is a new low, even for anti-abortion activists who will stop at nothing in their effort to undermine a woman's right to choose, i believe the Center for Medical Progress may have broken the law in developing and executing this unbelievably elaborate and troubling scheme, and all Americans should have concerns about that.

  4. Benjamin Brafman:

    These issues undermine the fundamental integrity of the judicial process.

  5. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    The EU has worked ceaselessly to undermine this programme.


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