Synonym of neutralise

Alternative for neutralise

v.

get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killingmake incapable of military actionmake ineffective by counterbalancing the effect ofmake chemically neutral

Verb

To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
counteract offset counterbalance counterpoise annul undo balance compensate for countervail invalidate negate negative nullify cancel out cancel correct make up for balance out counterweigh equalise equalize abrogate conquer countercheck counterweight deactivate defeat defuse frustrate make ineffective overcome override overrule redress render ineffective subdue wipe out even up square up be an antidote to compensate redeem equilibrize outweigh reverse even out disannul rescind repeal obviate revoke countermand vacate overturn avoid counter render invalid equipoise render null and void void fix ballast quash contravene abolish rectify square oppose retract dissolve veto abate null atone for set off strike down annihilate vitiate roll back equilibrate remedy cross right amend adjust make good recompense work against kill recall make restitution for make amends for make amends terminate set aside unmake do away with bring to an end repel equiponderate disallow disestablish atone antagonize antagonise rule against take back equal out tip the scales redress the balance reorganize reorganise make of no use or value weaken undermine overthrow efface contradict lessen stabilise halt counterwork reduce stabilize buck respond repudiate equate even level match nix unfit impair circumduct X-out blow sky-high disqualify render meaningless indemnify go against set tie collate attune parallel readjust accord charge requite equal counterpose account obliterate pair off come out rebut be equivalent allow for nig zap scratch ax declare null and void confine renig scrub axe torpedo restrict squash limit trash renege cast aside come out even bring to naught call all bets off wash out blue pencil stamp out take out forget it reform repair ease cure harmonize better put right regulate set right make right improve retrieve heal relieve ameliorate resolve sort out settle mend deal with dial back patch up turn over new leaf make restitution put to rights recalibrate make reparation for recompense for restore the balance turn things around revise make reparation harmonise vindicate pay dues change level out pay for restore turn around remove ding belie blackball disprove impugn traverse stonewall dump put down break with turn down turn thumbs down fly in the face of neutralise withdraw recant put an end to scrap end abort dismantle call off drop lift discharge stop erase call back discontinue delete renounce expunge eradicate eliminate deny dismiss disclaim make void abjure abandon cut rub out black out blot out ditch suspend reject discard backpedal finish forswear cry off root out snuff out extinguish disaffirm suppress call throw out destroy exterminate backtrack on extirpate get rid of liquidate renege on disown declare invalid weasel out sweep away back out of knock something on the head make null and void upset alter chop subvert excise cease down deracinate ignore supersede prohibit abnegate counterorder go back on outvote break off turf clean up shoot down finish off unsay close down dispatch give the chop rule out decimate back out refuse withcall censor dele put a stop to cross out strike out put the kibosh on blank out blue-pencil put a line through go back on your word divorce declare discount retreat bleep devalue disobey disregard dishonour back-pedal on watergate waive dishonor get off the hook backwater forget quell refuse to fulfil inter bring to a close KO lay in the grave bury put to rest hold a funeral inhume blow entomb put six feet under cork up hush up bottle up shut down remit knock out do in break call in do a U-turn on wangle out put damper on opt out stand down throw over worm out retire refute redline purge omit dominate flout defy predominate prevail pull the plug crawl out of belay put the lid on exclude edit black slaughter massacre butcher disavow ride roughshod over trample underfoot elide waste check arrest trample upon phase out take off ink out x out block out stroke out edit out X out white out pull back take away draw back disband wipe from the face of the earth put paid to wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth foreswear scratch out score out redact wipe off bowdlerize junk render inert shed adjourn relinquish apostatize forsake deface trim blank gut strike remove all traces of cut out bowdlerise blot scrape off launder jettison conclude prorogue wipe slate clean back down backtrack welsh back off eat your words worm out of bring break up wind up disunite dispense with desist overset wreck split up close disorganize loose wrack postpone collapse destruct sever shoot ruin wind down shatter demolish lay to rest prostrate inhibit squelch ban pull up quit interrupt forbid block interdict cut short pack in fade out resolve into render void put kibosh on knock down bring down proscribe outlaw bar embargo lay off cut off stop midstream preclude boycott knock it off call a halt pull the plug on call it quits pass decline disapprove discountenance censure burn dissent place an embargo on give thumbs down thumbs down pass on give the thumbs down to pass by not go for give the red light to throw away refuse permission to

Verb

To kill or cause the death of
murder assassinate execute slay dispatch terminate liquidate whack ice croak off snuff get take out do in rub out bump off knock off put away kill eliminate slaughter waste exterminate butcher destroy wipe out top stiff massacre put to death do away with annihilate eradicate finish off blow away smoke finish do to death take the life of erase end the life of dispose of scrag mow down cut down polish off snuff out zap hit shoot down cause the death of fell end do for cut to pieces make away with put down put to sleep obliterate decimate shoot wax down get rid of carry off guillotine claim lynch blot out dust off take someone's life abolish extirpate hang extinguish put an end to grease garrotte take garrote cool give someone the works nix terminate with extreme prejudice gun down electrocute behead decapitate chill crucify defeat asphyxiate strangle blast silence smite take care of purge blackball stretch out immolate euthanize wipe off the face of the earth deep-six put out of its misery stab dust remove discard drop cancel put to the sword vaporise vaporize kill in cold blood see the back of stun suffocate sacrifice fry bowstring delete wipe from the face of the earth gas kill off wipe off the map root out put end to murk send to the chair stone to death send to the gas chamber put before a firing squad send to the gibbet carry out a sentence of death on string up send to the electric chair smother garotte do knife take a life blow someone's brains out stop banish quash axe abrogate invalidate ax knock out stamp out put out knock something on the head get shot of phase out dispense with drive out give the chop cast out neutralise expunge ruin devastate demolish total raze wreck smash desolate pulverize pull down wrack nuke cream tear down put paid to pulverise shatter torpedo undo trash efface clean up black out sweep away level dismantle overcome ravage put a stop to knock down scratch send to the gas chambers overwhelm bring to an end blow to pieces raze to the ground bring down blow to bits blow up crush abate break squash beat break up overthrow benothing send to the gallows stone wash out scrub weed out excise ethnically cleanse send to kingdom come mass murder depopulate sterilise exclude drag sterilize spoil clear away take down drag down quell overpower rout worst administer the coup de grâce give the coup de grâce drive to the wall move in for the kill take off best obscure sink suppress crash dynamite mutilate scourge bomb ravish blow sky-high break down explode maraud mess up gut maim spoliate nullify abort overturn annul flatten disrupt bulldoze check take away upset put the lid on crack topple wolf wipe off map dilapidate trounce reduce to ruins tear to pieces disassemble throw down take apart put in toilet gobble up undermine unbuild lift shift budge get off loosen clean

Verb

Cause the downfall or ruin of
undo ruin undermine defeat destroy mar overturn quash subvert wreck shatter spoil sabotage scotch scupper topple upset annihilate cripple crush devastate harm impair smash squelch eradicate mess up obliterate put at risk thwart blow botch cancel out foil frustrate hamper hinder obstruct put an end to make a mess of play havoc with render ineffective foul up abate abolish break cramp craze crimp decimate demolish do for have impoverish injure louse up muck up offset outfox outmanoeuvre outmaneuver outsmart overreach overthrow queer raze skin stymie unbuild vitiate wrack balls up put the kibosh on blow a hole in bring down make waves screw up work against bring to naught throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of rain on someone's parade stop block dash prevent halt check forestall baffle impede nullify derail bar put a stop to circumvent baulk negate snooker inhibit fetter hamstring counter hobble arrest balk prohibit hold up annul counteract disappoint stifle banjax curb deter discomfit beat contravene debar obviate dish checkmate restrain outwit stump cancel stand in the way of nip in the bud put the lid on put paid to upset the applecart bilk buck torpedo blight extinguish end quell poison reduce to nothing wreak havoc on confront nix crool render null and void cramp one's style put a brake on hang up overcome dash one's hope give the run around lick forbid preclude conquer kill cease bring to an end sweep aside be the end of muller cruel euchre make of no use or value delay retard handicap encumber trammel shackle oppose restrict interrupt constrain curtail bottleneck clog handcuff manacle embarrass muzzle burden cumber be a hindrance to box in choke shut out hog-tie set back interfere with bork throw a spoke in the wheel of hold back throw a spanner in the works resist short-circuit tie up get in the way slow down interfere crab scuttle invalidate confound suppress repel squash repress nobble repulse rattle parry counterplot blank cross bury put the stopper on put a spoke in someone's wheel put the mockers on cause setback get the better of put end to beat down take wind out of sails neutralise damage disfigure ravage deface blemish tarnish trash compromise disrupt flaw hurt endamage mangle put a damper on taint blast total defile maim despoil cross up disable do in weaken desecrate desolate bloody mutilate stain incapacitate diminish depress scar make a hash of sink waste dismantle pulverize debase nuke prejudice pulverise rough up deflate attack lessen threaten reduce deteriorate debilitate afflict bollix break up sully break down enervate dilapidate enfeeble clobber level gut corrupt vaporize distort ruinate subdue cream corrode blot scourge disfeature ravish spoliate shock batter sap ding tweak vaporise knock down tear down pull down scratch cause detriment to bring to ruin make useless be a blot on the landscape take out wrench shake up lay in ruins decay terminate dampen glitch up dispatch lay waste to worsen mess blunt decrease vandalize twist smother eliminate smirch nick besmirch bust flatten pollute overwhelm spike hit bodge handle roughly dump on vandalise do mischief to deplete bend bruise detract warp disarrange disorganize disturb disorder convulse slow unsettle leave in ruins rub out reduce to rubble bring to nothing wreak havoc upon lay waste clean out wipe out leave desolate abort derange turn upside down unfit devaluate devalue cheapen disqualify destabilize cause confusion in cause turmoil in throw into disarray throw into disorder throw into confusion intrude on lose strength jeopardize harsh darken cloud wound devitalize butcher touch overshadow bring a note of sadness to cast gloom over cast a gloom upon inconvenience scorch wither cast a pall over cast a shadow over be detrimental to jeopardise throw a monkey wrench into put out of action put out of commission do harm to detract from smash up destabilise take the edge off take the shine off lame hack take the enjoyment out of take the pleasure out of lacerate dismember mangulate cut adulterate expurgate cut up censor bowdlerize plunder depredate sack pillage disgrace amputate cut to pieces tear limb from limb hack up bowdlerise hash up tear apart take apart queer someone's pitch fell dynamite crash take explode smite bomb raze to the ground blow to bits blow sky-high blow to pieces blow up maraud elude root traverse halt in its tracks ditch duck run circles around throw monkey wrench in give the slip shake off give the run-around faze skip run rings around shake disconcert buffalo promote dodge throw a monkey wrench in the works shuffle off juke

Verb

To slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
check arrest stop halt inhibit curb bar control delay impede obstruct thwart restrain retard stem foil frustrate limit stall stay suppress bridle hamper hold up neutralise pause prevent rein stifle block catch constrain contain cut short hinder interrupt muffle reduce smother squelch still swallow terminate bottleneck counteract fight back govern hold hold back moderate repress staunch withhold bottle up brake checkmate choke choke back circumvent discourage rebuff regulate repulse tame draw up keep in check rein in slow down bite back fetch up hold down hold in keep a lid on keep back keep under control pull in pull up slacken pace bring to a standstill interfere with nip in the bud put a brake on stand in the way of stem the flow of play for time put a spoke in someone's wheel restrict trammel handicap stymie cramp fetter encumber slow hamstring baulk shackle balk keep hobble clog confine subdue handcuff curtail hog-tie measure manacle embarrass short-circuit rule cut off discontinue forestall put a stop to tie up prohibit keep the lid on cumber cease suspend strangle gag hang up oppose put an end to stave off end freeze interdict deter resist head off quit cool intercept debar bring up avoid avert keep a tight rein on silence ward off cork baffle detain dam bork stonewall shut out cripple get in the way cork up quell quash tie straiten quiet disrupt break off shut off button up fend off get in the way of shut down calm hold off preclude throw a spanner in the works of forbid set back derail obviate delimit temper put off constrict sink postpone drop muzzle submerge deaden conceal pocket bind bring to an end throw a monkey wrench in the works of desist circumscribe cap forfend finish rule out lessen compose diminish mitigate lay off decrease stamp out leave off interfere quench break ban forgo keep down crack down on can eschew master forbear kill squash crimp refuse simmer down peg fix chain dampen slow up tranquilize bog down soothe discipline let up decelerate outlaw desist from jam defer shelve put a lid on close cancel give up pacify hide disturb hem in slacken divert counter overpower evade leash modulate tie down deny put the brakes on tranquillize abstain hold in check keep within bounds close off put back entangle keep in ward renounce tone down knock off overcome pack in put the kibosh on turn aside kick keep at bay clamp down on settle proscribe keep lid on stanch steer clear of defeat cramp one's style defend against damp abandon mellow collect occlude disallow lull damp down inconvenience exclude dodge withstand congest soften stuff scupper extinguish enjoin quieten retardate stop up nullify shush stunt intermit allay escape pick off shun lock up clog up sidestep ease cut choke off bung up plug up abjure cool off skirt weigh down shut in put an stop to reject break up refrain from cut out come to a standstill give over pull the plug on put on ice call a halt to pack up do without bring to screeching halt soft-pedal keep off keep from abstain from gulp back forbear from conquer scrub sabotage determine imprison intern plug adjourn mute capture set affect influence mollify adjust barricade impair bit direct impose limits on set limits on jail gaol sandbag conclude keep in line fence deflect crab obscure duck mire guide hesitate falter ostracize blockade block up incommode screen throttle bottle rein back abort nix loiter discommode censor immobilize remit faze make illegal immobilise fill up fill close out belay bung lullaby refrain quelch suffocate interpose burden jam up deprive becalm salve embargo hush bring under control disadvantage pass cut in palliate save box up die ostracise taboo get the better of shortstop clot cut back crack down waive be a hindrance to forswear dissolve pre-empt help bypass tie someone's hands qualify repel prorogue stopper mothball box in chill estop procrastinate cover up defend cramp someone's style stand still infringe assuage contravene shake keep secret place a limit on lay aside take down back off drown placate dispose forsake relax hold off on turn off bring to a stop lose speed oppress bother call it quits call a halt gum up stop oneself put half nelson on put on hold put on back burner put on the shelf protract come to a stop bring to a halt throw cold water on leave alone put a damper on hold over appease comfort balm saddle with drag your feet come to a halt bite one's lip withhold from push back prevent oneself from swear off restrain oneself from pour cold water on steer clear count out not give in to stop oneself from make late fight off give a hard time put in cold storage ease up keep from happening anticipate straitjacket manage ruin hang on hold the fort resist attack cushion fight crush sidetrack brace net enmesh ensnare relieve come down hard on destroy re-collect snag demarcate entrap monitor dissuade act against cross indispose gulp scotch tether keep control of veto bound circumnavigate entrammel rally corner recover inspect keep feeling inside oneself debilitate incarcerate overload boycott blacklist dissuade from garrote garrotte discomfit rattle keep on a string put a limit on disconcert spoil clobber prolong park gain control over gain mastery over prevent from making progress inc charge lock in coop up fence in necessitate close in immure concuss shotgun tie one's hands stave put on brakes retain specify demark prescribe seal caulk elude keep a rein on criminalize slam on the brakes bring into line cool down disqualify hold captive clip someone's wings define delimitate girdle not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of sideline louse up set a limit on say goodbye to cut into break into block out close up foul up screw up lag abate keep tight rein on get bogged down put the brakes on take out of play snuff put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in make difficult put at a disadvantage bring an end to put out hush up heap shower shroud spike blackball except eliminate choke up pack sever throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of put a ceiling on strangle at birth reef embog arrive lay down the law to someone put out of commission place at a disadvantage give disadvantage take out tongue-tie ice dawdle down loaf bog flag poke buck resolve reconcile solace make up console tune down keep hold of declare taboo criminalise tamper keep within limits block off confuse obturate complicate hold the line trouble conflict override exile put the lid on give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no draw the line on mark off harness mince make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for check oneself turn down refuse to pay dam up gibbet gunge up wring shut out of noose squeeze freeze out silt up temperate back-water cut down keep waiting lose steam wind down anchor it pigeonhole put paid to dispense with make impracticable miss stay away from deny oneself make up for shake off break the habit of skip out on get around shrink from shirk stay away get out of restrain from counterbalance skip shy from negate impound hogtie reschedule table dummy up dry up shut up put the stopper on hit the brakes let down flaps get there draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill bring to a close do for bulwark guard disband prorogate recess monkey with stand reply beat off defend yourself retaliate put up a fight riposte let enfetter enchain gyve pinion call off axe erode undermine decide pin down pull back sit on put away fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon take a breather from put on a back burner sit out avoid doing something be temperate pass up not touch have nothing to do with not do take the cure jack in put aside parry alleviate disadvise scare meet halfway cool out play down rescind scrap call bring repeal revoke recall chain up clap secure cuff bring to a premature end stop dead break short leave unfinished stop cold stop short stop in full flow bring to an untimely end sway lay on the table take a rain check on inactivate put on the back burner hang fire omit put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over hold in abeyance cover fend have on a tight leash cheat damage weaken compromise condition dictate form shape mould internalize stroke reassure fall scratch cry off ax internalise modify touch alter underlie put in irons clap in irons stand off peter out not move safeguard against secure against protect against shield against seize talk out of predispose mold incline work on shepherd directionalize act on rock to sleep take the sting out take it easy chill out settle down quiet down ease off take the edge lay back stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against keep at arm's length take impact on exert influence on lick put in chains expropriate grab snatch commandeer have an effect on be a factor in act like a wet blanket stop midstream encroach on have an impact on attack ambush challenge gentle humble knock it off cow appropriate interlope confront accost hijack tackle waylay buttonhole reclaim bust keep under wraps keep inside black out clamp down come down on take severe measures against take stern measures against tighten up on get tough pounce on take on get tough on come down on like a ton of bricks come down heavily on water down forego get a grip on swoop down on take away quit cold cease to indulge in go without lay off of kick the habit kick over make off with head off at pass elapse intrude lapse expire go waver intervene dither stagger vacillate wabble teeter balance wobble scruple limp stumble whiffle heckle break in wind up chime in dead-end cut in on wink out chip in intrude on intervene in barge in horn in come to an end be over break train of thought butt in butt in on break in on interject bust in come between intersect inject disjoin chip in on muscle in on work in barge in on disunite horn in on divide in edge in insinuate crash put in chime in on separate disconnect muscle in crowd in call it a day close down be suspended put a sock in draw to a close be abandoned come to a close blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill be broken off shilly-shally wiggle-waggle draw to a stand hang back come to rest

Verb

To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe
decontaminate purify sanitise sanitize sterilise sterilize disinfect clean cleanse fumigate wash depurate disinfest antiseptize neutralise deodorise deodorize clean up make safe make sterile pasteurize antisepticize clarify pasteurise depollute autoclave clear filter refine deterge distil distill desexualize change incapacitate freshen elutriate fine garble neuter sublimate castrate fix emasculate geld alter purge unsex treat strain cauterize detoxify sift bathe sieve cauterise spay filtrate clean thoroughly make sanitary make clean make pure vaporize rectify launder lustrate vaporise rarefy process reclaim detoxicate heat operate on bath bleach sanctify riddle make germ-free sanitate redeem screen legalize circulate fan clean out delouse ventilate smoke deliver free unburden relieve winnow scrub rinse osmose penetrate metastasize permeate scour soak through smoke out air out expurgate depurgate GI restore trim get to the meat press press out volatilize infuse express cut to the bone extract squeeze out precipitate steam turn out rinse out legalise boil liquate aerify exculpate remit edulcorate aerate oxygenate chasten absolve expiate atone exonerate rarify get rid of impurities separate refresh griddle bolt air condense render concentrate make clear cool sweeten melt down percolate become clear leach reduce perfume fresh pan part melt evaporate sublime fractionate solidify desalt desalinate obtain remove impurities from boil down vaporize and condense evaporate and condense expose get rid of impurities from take out draw out separate out let breathe freshen up open air-condition give air to

Verb

To defy or put up an opposition to
oppose resist defy withstand counter be against combat confront fight contradict take on bar block check counterattack prevent attack contest cross dislike face be anti challenge disagree with dispute fight against hinder object to obstruct thwart battle buck contend with controvert disapprove of gainsay oppugn rebut repel stand up to be hostile to go against struggle against take argue argue against argue with assail assault bombard debate deny disagree disapprove dissent encounter expose gainstay neutralise protest quarrel with reverse take a stand against taunt withstay be in opposition to put up a fight against speak out against strive against face down frown at not countenance search out speak against take issue take issue with be in defiance of call in question run counter to set your face against stand up and be counted against take a stand turn the tables fly in the face of contend contravene negate question face off meet impugn brave refute tackle vie disobey rival reject flout counteract compete call into question rebel against repudiate disaffirm dare protest against disregard disprove query engage clash lock horns traverse outface brazen accost wrangle war break spurn meet head-on beard violate confute refuse repulse cross swords breast outbrave kick against impeach object race frustrate cope with quarrel come up against infringe duel doubt go up against negative disconfirm ignore decline disaccord match stave off ward off squabble grapple rebel wrestle differ grapple with impede face up to scramble for jockey for position take exception to balk breach stop halt transgress rebuff struggle fend off disavow stand litigate baulk refuse to accept restrain traduce affront strive infract altercate overstep refuse to obey tangle fight off curb skirmish feud dissent from scorn front push square up to complain about criticize discord set at naught cope pit compete with compete against hold off hold out against play push back deal with play off be at odds with call one's bluff make my day wage war stand up against beat off put down come face to face with quibble over go for cancel out go for broke fly in face of knock beat endure bear lock horns with confound discredit tolerate debunk sustain criticise row inhibit call out stem blast suffer battle with clash with denounce be at loggerheads be at odds fail to agree be at variance be in dispute cancel skirmish with cut slight do battle with disclaim tussle stick wage war on provoke bicker strike demur disown zap invalidate address scuffle dismiss waylay conflict antagonize antagonise cock a snook at fracture offend quibble make a nonsense of pettifog nonconcur abjure jostle bandy scrap spat take aside threaten emulate turn down disallow agitate against spar call in jockey tangle with discept venture put up with take up arms against undermine meet head on work against mock face with meet eyeball-to-eyeball go one-on-one tell off shoot for jump on face off against keep at bay outdare insult interfere with encroach trespass shoot down put up an argument brush off demur against go for jugular go for it neglect prove false argue about hang tough have bone to pick fail to observe wonder about vie with demur about stick fast hold back dig your heels in mix it up with cast doubt upon pay no heed to throw doubt on make a stand against shoot full of holes go for the gold go head to head prove to be false blow out of the water be at variance with square up fail to comply with shoot down in flames show to be false go after keep at arm's length set against square off mess with put up a fight go for the jugular take up arms grumble about rage against fault unseat grouse about beef about gripe about censure condemn campaign against scrimmage nullify offset reluct throw down the gauntlet at find fault with contend against enquire be in contention countervail stonewall come to blows annul mess oppose action explode do battle withsay withspeak collide with spare no effort test inquire investigate interrogate betray falsify sweat be rivals match yourself against counterbalance cavil at find lacking engage with smear slam zing trash tar baulk at jar thumbs down say the opposite of differ from diverge from dig in your heels dissent with remonstrate backstab drive a coach and horses through knock the bottom out of deceive belie give the lie to struggle with get into conflict with be at each other's throats fall out go at it bump heads take exception be in opposition argy-bargy handle have a dispute set as rivals come into conflict put in opposition become involved be a dissenter from throw down come to blows with feud with rally against hold at bay be opposed be an adversary of contemn urge bully muster courage step over the line laugh at throw down gauntlet knock chip off shoulder run the gauntlet cross swords with exclude transgress against interpose intrude conflict with offend against interfere carp at pick holes in experience deride gibe ridicule despise eliminate discuss not see eye to eye court eyeball countenance risk swallow stomach end content against go one on one with be opposed to go toe to toe with come into conflict with go eyeball to eyeball with be pitted against double-cross brook allow abide think wrong run down come down on swipe at skin alive cut to shreds throw the book at pin on cast aspersions upon stick it to thumb nose at snub call someone's bluff two-time make a stand be drawn against take the bull by the horns brace for submit to be confronted by bit the bullet play against go up against in contest joust try to beat collide bid attempt match strength pitch oneself against seek prize pit oneself against essay try in the hunt match wits fence run for participate in tilt meddle trample on hurl defiance at sin treat with contempt commit a breach of encroach upon not comply with err outrage contaminate sacrilege take no notice of tamper with resolve tug join battle run have a problem with not support frown on not believe in shake one's head diverge vie against stab in the back come out against disdain cold-shoulder fight with take wind out of sails sell out stickle renounce battle against kick over the traces set upon launch begin battle with shy divide vary put yourself forward have at give your all shoot at knock oneself out make play for push for give all one's got nominate yourself refuse to accept the authority of discourage stiff-arm wrest with scrap with wage war against snout mount an attack on enter into combat with fall on express disagreement decline to support break with say nothing doing express disagreement with withhold assent express objection not ratify fail to agree with say not a chance say no way refuse to support not hear of give someone the brush-off give someone the go-by give the brush knock back keep at a distance chide pass up rebuke put off freeze out send away cut dead look right through someone tell someone where to get off put in one's place reprove lash out at give the cold shoulder suspect put an end to bring to an end to conceal contain reply fight back repress control bottle up defend yourself retaliate suppress defend riposte come to close quarters with parry mistrust distrust give battle to join battle with dig deep dig deeper misdoubt disbelieve stand up for examine moot force back drive away beat back drive back foil answer canvass approach give it your all mutiny revolutionize desert misbehave revolutionise riot recalcitrate revolt insurrect revolution shirk evade crush canvas detain have reservations about entertain doubts about squelch quash turn away deter kick thrust back cool stand off turn back haggle palter brawl nobble collar set aside refuse to comply not listen not heed break rules rise in arms go counter to take law into own hands not mind be remiss break the rules pay no attention to run riot raise doubts about harbour suspicions about express reservations about harbour reservations about puzzle over cast doubt on feel uneasy about pit against have hesitations about raise objections to express suspicions about cast aspersions on have suspicions about put to flight see off drive off send packing contend over tear down prove wrong weather knock down force off chase away cast aside keep off keep away have words set to rip into each other be at sixes and sevens lay into let someone have it contradict each other pick a bone dissent against quibble about put up argument differ with show up hammer away at give cold shoulder to brazen out survive blow sky high declare to be untrue prove to be wrong show to be wrong have an argument about pick an argument with argue the pros and cons of bandy words concerning give thumbs down to brace live through ride out bear up against stand firm against prevail against stand fast take it hold your ground hang on hold out win out stand your ground go the distance against hold the line against sit and take it put up struggle persevere in the face of not give up hold one's ground against remain firm stand firm stand one's ground against

Verb

Disarm; smooth over
defuse alleviate diminish lessen moderate allay calm contain cool ease lighten reduce relieve settle mitigate smooth stabilise stabilize cripple demilitarise demilitarize mollify neutralise pacify pad placate recover rescue resolve restrain save soften soothe subdue weaken damp down clear the air smooth out take the heat take the edge off smooth over clear up iron out sort out tone down dilute blunt dampen detract from assuage steady take the edge off sth quieten quell quiet down cool off quieten down quiet still control ameliorate subside settle down abate temper palliate decrease dull appease deaden lull attenuate lower relax tranquilize tranquillize cushion compose check damp help suppress extenuate stifle lenify smother modify numb sweeten curb dispel thin calm down cure take the sting out comfort put a damper on throw cold water on pour cold water on let up on quench muffle extinguish sap benumb cauterize dissipate deplete make nice slake mute enfeeble pour oil on dwindle cauterise repress disable debilitate undermine de-escalate cool out water down soft-pedal take the bite out assist aid disburden free facilitate anesthetize anaesthetize chill out take a load off dampen down remit put at rest commute slow excuse hush fix dent downsize drop downscale reduce the force of contract sedate rectify remedy knock down rein pipe down impair modulate cut depress depreciate curtail mellow mend heal sate minimize banish dismiss get control of constrict adulterate shrink deflate devaluate vitiate rarefy offset enervate ebb lay off take pressure off minimise admix qualify eliminate destroy make calm get a grip on hebetate desensitise obtund desensitize put to rest drive away square drive off chase away revamp adjust transmogrify switch ease off wind down make less intense put the lid on put damper on loosen patch up put to rights slacken chill fine tune make reasonable play up to discourage monkey around with take the bite out of take the sting out of release deter slack silence overcome inhibit blanket limit dash make lighter loose wane fade stamp out brighten salve counteract cloud vary punctuate solace succor succour console freeze freshen infrigidate ally die down frost shift disencumber empty jettison levitate take eradicate remove upraise unload uplight change unburden stop liss interrupt run interference for meliorate promote clear the way make easier speed let up untighten cheer expedite attend to lift nurse forward disengage open the door improve speed up doctor relent further simplify prevent break up put off throw out reduce weight pour out cut down make less bring respite to bring an end to take load off bring aid to make something bearable bring aid satisfy kill fill surfeit put an end to put a stop to

Antonym of neutralise

neutralise Idiom, Proverb

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