Synonyms and Antonyms of nix
1 to be unwilling to grant <our supervisor nixed my request to work from home, if only on a trial basis> Synonyms decline, disallow, disapprove, negative, deny, refuse, reject, reprobate, withholdRelated Words ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstructNear Antonyms afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafeAntonyms allow, concede, grant, let, OK (or okay), permit
2 to reject by or as if by a vote <movie audiences have effectively nixed the idea of the reviving the old-fashioned western by emphatically ignoring this latest effort> Synonyms blackball, down, kill, negative, shoot down, vetoRelated Words decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse; blacklistNear Antonyms admit, allow, approve, assent (to), pass, sanction; elect, supportAntonyms confirm, ratify
3 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to <the committee nixed the additional expenditures> Synonyms balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, decline, pass, pass up, refuse, reject, reprobate, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn downRelated Words blow off, disdain, rebuff, scorn, scout, shoot down; overrule, veto; forbid, prohibit, proscribe; dismiss, ignore; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); deny, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay; stick; abjure, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; avoid, bypass, detour; contradict, deny, disown, negate; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, renege, revokeNear Antonyms condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, supportAntonyms accept, agree (to), approve
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