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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