make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
"The treaty neutralized the small republic"
neutralize, neutralise, nullify, negate(verb)
make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
"Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in(verb)
get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
"The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
make incapable of military action
make chemically neutral
"She neutralized the solution"
to render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality
to render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base
to destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc
Origin: [Cf. F. neutraliser.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. As pertains to military operations, to render ineffective or unusable. 2. To render enemy personnel or material incapable of interfering with a particular operation. 3. To render safe mines, bombs, missiles, and booby traps. 4. To make harmless anything contaminated with a chemical agent.
The numerical value of neutralize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of neutralize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of neutralize in a Sentence
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
The only goal we must have is fighting Daesh and neutralize the terrorists, there is no other goal.
The territory has been completely surrounded, the operation to apprehend and neutralize the criminals is under way.
All these kids are alive because of( Castillo's) sacrifice and the bravery of all the boys to neutralize the threat.
At the start of January, we'll have to step up a gear to neutralize them in line with the U.N. Security Council mandate.
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