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1. frustrate

verb. ['ˈfrʌˌstreɪt'] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.

Synonyms

  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • bilk
  • short-circuit
  • prevent
  • disappoint
  • baffle
  • ruin
  • dash
  • preclude
  • let down
  • spoil
  • scotch
  • forbid
  • thwart
  • queer
  • foil

Antonyms

  • snarl
  • entangle
  • orient
  • defend

Etymology

  • frustro (Latin)

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Rhymes with Frustrate

  • administrate
  • airfreight
  • arbitrate
  • birthrate
  • calibrate
  • carbohydrate
  • castrate
  • celebrate
  • concentrate
  • consecrate
  • demonstrate
  • denigrate
  • disintegrate
  • emigrate
  • gyrate
  • hydrate
  • illustrate
  • immigrate
  • infiltrate
  • infiltrate

Sentences with frustrate


1. Verb, base form
The inability to talk to a person directly can frustrate users.

2. Adjective
Extrinsic reward programs can intimidate low-performing staffers and frustrate high achievers.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Customers also prefer companies whose processes bypass the internal policies that often frustrate outsiders.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Remove the signs after the sale ends so you don’t confuse or frustrate customers.

Quotes about frustrate


1. Depend on it. God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.
- James Hudson Taylor

2. God used my year of waiting not to frustrate me, or abandon me, but to draw me into a closer relationship with Him.
- Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson, Waiting with God

2. frustrate

verb. ['ˈfrʌˌstreɪt'] treat cruelly.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • chivvy
  • pester
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • crucify
  • provoke
  • badger
  • chevvy
  • hamstring
  • chivy
  • harry
  • tease
  • chevy
  • bedevil
  • beleaguer
  • madden
  • beset
  • oppress
  • persecute
  • dun
  • plague
  • bug

Antonyms

  • praise
  • consume
  • bore
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • frustro (Latin)
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