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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
frustrate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to balk or defeat in an endeavor
b) to induce feelings of discouragement in
2.
a) (1) to make ineffectual bring to nothing
(2) - impede obstruct
b) to make invalid or of no effect
frustrate (adjective)
characterized by - frustration
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
frustrate (verb)
1.
to prevent from achieving a goal
SYNONIMS:
baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, discomfit, foil, thwart
RELATED WORDS:
bar, block, clog, encumber, fetter, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, halt, set back, short-circuit, stall, stop; avert, forestall, obviate, preclude, prevent; negate, neutralize, nullify; counteract, offset; conquer, defeat, overcome
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smooth
advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote
frustrate (verb)
2.
to lessen the courage or confidence of
SYNONIMS:
chill, daunt, demoralize, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frustrate, unman, unnerve
RELATED WORDS:
browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scare
NEAR ANTONYMS:
buoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce ( reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stir
embolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel
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