Pronunciation of Neutralize
/njˈuːtɹə͡lˌa͡ɪz/, /njˈuːtɹə‍lˌa‍ɪz/, /n_j_ˈuː_t_ɹ_əl_ˌaɪ_z/

Synonyms for neutralize:

Sense 2 (noun)

overshadow, taint, counterpoise, redeem, spoil, outweigh, damage, cost, harm, loose on, cancel out.

counterbalance (noun)


neutralize (noun)

counterbalance, countervail, neutralise, counteract, nullify, negate.

annul (verb)

repudiate, dissolve, divorce, refute, vitiate, destroy, invalidate, dismiss, annul, eliminate, negate, Disaffirm, eradicate, veto, extinguish, cancel, disavow, disclaim, retract, nullify, reject, revoke, undo, quash, withdraw, abolish, delete, abnegate, efface, obliterate, deny.

antagonize (verb)


balance (verb)

compensate, oppose, set, adjust, square, redeem.

cancel (verb)

void, refute, repudiate.

change (verb)

nullify, negate, neutralise.

check (verb)


compensate (verb)

counteract, tune, cancel out, square, offset, balance, correct, adjust, set, compensate, outweigh, counterbalance.

counteract (verb)

contravene, correct, contradict, meddle, interfere, hinder, Counterwork, challenge, defy, oppose.

defeat (verb)

shave, spoil.

disable (verb)

benumb, stupefy, impair, cripple, incapacitate, enfeeble, stun, disarm, undermine, hinder, hamper, scotch, botch, tamper, abrogate, prostrate, hobble, sap, anesthetize, hamstring, weaken, paralyze, handicap, cramp, dull, deaden, lame, vitiate, screw up, disable.

neutralize (verb)

cancel, annul, countercheck, abrogate, invalidate, nullify, balance, counterbalance, undo, counterpoise, countervail, negate, offset.

Sense 1

contaminate, strike at, cancel out, doom, overshadow, fade, muck up, clobber, taint, loose on, dent, take away from, coarsen, harm.

Sense 2

cost, ail, bite, poison, skew, spoil, cloud, dehumanize, counterpoise.

Sense 3

breed, put out, outweigh, damage.

Sense 4


Sense 6

drive, hurt.

Sense 9





cancel out.




slay, snuff.

Other synonyms and related words:

rot, contaminate, assassinate, blow, bite, neutralise, antagonise, croak, consume, desolate, slay, snitch, drop, fade, dehumanize, cost, cop, make up, countercheck, glom, harm, outweigh, devastate, ware, quash, ravage, redeem, execute, languish, dent, liquidate, even up, belie, damage, waste, hook, cancel out, ice, do in, even off, avoid, void, overshadow, drive, contravene, spoil, sabotage, counterpoise, countermine, even out, countervail, scourge, antagonize, emaciate, shave, macerate, clobber, snuff, terminate, thieve, squander, taint, subvert, doom.

Usage examples for neutralize:

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