Undermine Meaning and Definition


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Undermine meaning

Word: Undermine

How to pronounce: ʌndəˈmaɪn

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Erode the base or foundation of (a rock formation)

Example sentences: "The flow of water had undermined pillars supporting the roof"

2. Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

Example sentences: "This could undermine years of hard work"


Synonyms:

undercut

impair

erode

disrupt

subvert

detonate

shatter

wash away

weaken

counteract

compromise

sabotage


Antonyms:

exacerbate

aggravate

reinforce

strengthen

deepen

increase

strain


Derivations:

undermining


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Undermine in Other Languages...

Spanish: Socavar

German: Untergraben

French: Saper

Italian: Minare

Turkish: Zayıflatmak


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