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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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By using trade as a weapon in pursuing so many goals, we foment confusion about the purpose of trade and undermine support for trade agreements.
Although the authors effectively undermine the myth that nonviolent resistance can be effective only against misbehaving democratic governments, they are less successful at determining how such a strategy might be sustained against a regime or invading force that is determined to prevail at all costs and is able to retain the loyalty of enough armed personnel to execute its policies.
50 per gallon and with domestic overcapacity continuing to undermine passenger yields and revenue per available seat mile performance, both AWA and US Airways face intensifying liquidity pressures moving into 2006.
These applications act as a Data Quality Firewall that allows Insight and its suppliers to catch critical data errors before they become business execution errors, and to proactively target persistent data errors that undermine the process performance of both parties.
The mayor's legal inquiry outraged members of Valley VOTE, the architects of the break-away attempt, who interpreted it as another attempt by city officials to undermine the Valley's right to vote on self- determination.
These applications allow large enterprises and their trading partners to catch critical data errors before they become business execution errors, and to proactively target persistent data errors that undermine the process performance of both parties.
And if the union is fomenting discontent with exaggerated complaints in a cynical ploy to undermine the city's top cop or get payoffs like the shortened workweek, then its leaders need to be told in no uncertain terms to quit griping and get to work.
Pete Domenici's Anti-Small Business Provision Could Cost Small Businesses $2 Billion in Department of Energy Contracts and Would Undermine Government-Wide Contracting Laws
During heavy thunderstorms, like the '97-'98 El Nino, the river took a right-angle turn and headed right for Soledad Canyon Road, threatening to undermine it,'' said Dona Kazmar, a city project development coordinator.
Senate Banking Committee today that Realtors(R) support a strong, independent regulatory structure for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks, but oppose proposals that would weaken their housing mission or undermine the federal role in financing homeownership.
While Montanez does not deny speaking with the landlord, she says it was not her intention to undermine the Tia Chucha project.
Overpayments cost employers and their employees billions of dollars every year and undermine the financial integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Vlasenko added, "particularly after the Orange revolution, it is very important not to take decisions in haste which could seriously undermine the stability of the economy by weakening foreign investors who already have a presence in Ukraine or by frightening foreign investors who are looking to invest in Ukraine in the coming months.
The governor acted at the urging of Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl, D-Encino, who had accused the health agency of withholding information and trying to undermine the citizens panel.
The retention of the Negative Outlook reflects the risk that still-higher fuel costs and/or external demand shocks could further undermine Northwest's operating performance in 2004 and 2005.