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Synonyms for undermine

Synonyms for undermine

to lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of

to damage, destroy, or defeat by sabotage

Synonyms for undermine

destroy property or hinder normal operations

hollow out as if making a cave or opening


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Now it has used the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to undermine NEPRA's powers,' he added.
The Council also called on Palestinians and Israelis "to avoid acts which undermine confidence and the viability of a two-state solution.
They would undermine Israel's international reputation and create doubts about its stated commitment to achieving peace with the Palestinians," he said.
Moroccan authorities' response was "responsible and firm" and complied with the law in force in the face of acts perpetrated by trouble makers in order to sow discord and tarnish Morocco's image and undermine its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Akharbach told MPs at the Lower House.
What has been achieved in the field of security needs to be safeguarded since the enemy is continuing to try and undermine the political process especially now that elections are imminent," said al-Maliki.
In a statement, Mr Brown said: ''This act will undermine prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula and will do nothing for North Korea's security.
2 : to weaken secretly or little by little <Their criticisms undermine my confidence.
Illegal cigarette sales continue to undermine the public health goals of the tax increase.
During the early years of the Employment Relations Act (2000-2004) a perception grew that employers were trying to undermine collective bargaining by automatically passing on to non-union employees terms agreed in collective bargaining.
Mrs Beckett said the day of "carnage" showed how desperate insurgents were to undermine the fledgeling democracy.
Some political observers said the proposed ordinance could speed decision-making but might undermine accountability.
If the court adopts that view, it could undermine the legal rationale for global airline alliances.
Over time, I think responsible professionals should also try to influence local publishers and broadcasters to move away from such practices, not just because of any cultural or moral qualms (important as these may be), but also for the very practical reason that these practices ultimately undermine the credibility of both the giver and receiver in the eyes of audiences.
Compared to these considerations, the prospect that protective measures in the energy sector undermine Europe's position in the WTO and the European call on other countries, such as Russia, to open their energy markets, is unlikely to work as a major deterrent to European governments.
The consequences to humanitarian workers when charitable assistance is confused with military or intelligence operations may be deadly to staff and may undermine the effectiveness of the programs they deliver.