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Synonyms and Antonyms of neutralize

  1. 1 to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective <a pro-government rally that is intended to neutralize the antiwar demonstrations> Synonyms annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), correct, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, make up (for), negative, offsetRelated Words invalidate, negate, neuter, nullify; atone (for); outbalance, outweigh, redeem; redress, relieve, remedy; override, overrule

  2. 2 to put to death deliberately <orders to find the renegade colonel and to neutralize him> Synonyms assassinate, bump off, croak [slang], dispatch, do in, execute, get, ice [slang], knock off, liquidate, murder, off [slang], put away, rub out, slay, snuff, take out, terminate, whack [slang]Related Words blow away, shoot, shoot down; blot out, carry off, claim, cut down, destroy, fell, kill, smite, zap; butcher, massacre, mow (down), slaughter; annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, wipe outNear Antonyms animate, raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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