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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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For two years, voters have heard Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to undermine confidence in the American democratic system.
The provincial police chief complained about what he called unfair criticism about performance of the police force and feared that it might undermine the police morale.
This is the type of gross irresponsibility we have come to expect from this populist president who has done more than anyone to undermine the institution of the presidency by turning it into a joke.
"This undermines the consultation process, which 75,000 people were involved in.
The refusal to negotiate nuclear disarmament undermines the whole nuclear safety and non-proliferation programme.
If our strategy is payment, then I believe it undermines our expertise and the integrity of the profession.
Unfortunately, he undermines his own efforts by announcing in his introduction that, "novelists draw on scientific findings, while the arrow of influence almost never goes the other way" (p.24).
Many have probably taken out adjustable rate mortgages and face the prospect of being turned "upside down" as interest rates rise and a contracting real estate bubble undermines the value of their homes.
That dubious distinction goes to University of Wisconsin-Madison, whose administration is understandably rankled by how the portrayal undermines their efforts to curb alcohol abuse on campus.
He added: 'It undermines legitimate business, undermines the local economy and stifles genuine entrepreneurial spirit.
What's more, by minimizing the impact of the appraiser's experience and judgment, the form actually undermines its own usefulness.
"You are losing talent that the military critically needs and forcing commanders to divert attention from their missions to pry into bedrooms, which undermines readiness," says Dixon Osburn, executive director of the SLDN.
Such discriminatory roundups weaken the legitimacy of the American government, which undermines its ability to gather information and obtain cooperation to prevent future attacks.
Some basic points noted in Failing Our Children: How No Child Left Behind Undermines Quality, and Equity in Education and An Accountability Model that Supports School Improvement include:
The Patriot Act goes too far because it undermines the liberties for which so many Americans have fought and died.