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Definition of Neutralize

Neutralize

  1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Neutralize Quotations

Convincing people to give your way a try will work if you neutralize - and sometimes you have to cauterize - the ones who really are against change. They're the kind of person who, if you tell them it's raining outside, they'll fight you tooth and nail.
Geoffrey Canada

Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
Morihei Ueshiba

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington

I think in our time, you know, so much of the information we get is pre-polarized. Fiction has a way of reminding us that we actually are very similar in our emotions and our neurology and our desires and our fears, so I think it's a nice way to neutralize that polarization.
George Saunders

We must make every effort to neutralize this threat peacefully, but be ever mindful of the growing danger Iran poses not just to a safe and free America, but to our allies abroad.
Dave Reichert
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Neutralize Translations

neutralize in French is neutraliser
neutralize in German is neutralisieren, neutralisieren, kaltstellen
neutralize in Italian is neutralizzare
neutralize in Spanish is neutralizar
neutralize in Swedish is neutralisera
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