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1. neutralize

verb. ['ˈnuːtrəˌlaɪz'] make politically neutral and thus inoffensive.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • co-opt

Antonyms

  • hospitable
  • default
  • mark up
  • continue

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neutral (English)

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Rhymes with Neutralize

  • analyze
  • brutalize
  • butterfly's
  • cannibalize
  • capitalize
  • caramelize
  • catalyze
  • centralize
  • civilize
  • collateralize
  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • criminalize
  • crystallize
  • generalize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize

How do you pronounce neutralize?

Pronounce neutralize as ˈnutrəˌlaɪz.

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Sentences with neutralize


1. Verb, base form
Knowing the cause will help you neutralize the motivation for your pit bull's confrontational behavior.

2. neutralize

verb. ['ˈnuːtrəˌlaɪz'] make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of.

Synonyms

  • nullify
  • weaken
  • neutralise

Antonyms

  • end
  • middle
  • death
  • obey

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neutral (English)

3. neutralize

verb. ['ˈnuːtrəˌlaɪz'] oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.

Synonyms

  • offset
  • counteract
  • override
  • cancel
  • countervail
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • add
  • begin
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neutral (English)

4. neutralize

verb. ['ˈnuːtrəˌlaɪz'] make chemically neutral.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • neutralise

Antonyms

  • background
  • play down
  • unbalance
  • refrain

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neutral (English)

5. neutralize

verb. ['ˈnuːtrəˌlaɪz'] make incapable of military action.

Synonyms

  • demilitarize
  • demilitarise

Antonyms

  • militarise
  • issue
  • validate

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neutral (English)

6. neutralize

verb. ['ˈnuːtrəˌlaɪz'] get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.

Synonyms

  • do in
  • liquidate
  • knock off
  • kill
  • neutralise

Antonyms

  • underspend
  • inactivity
  • recuperate
  • conserve

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neutral (English)
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