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Another word for frustrate

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Verb
  1. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

      1. The part of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has fallen or has been felled.
      2. A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down.
      3. The legs.
      1. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.
      2. The cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
      3. A crucifix.
      1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.
      1. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
      2. An obstacle or obstruction.
      3. A situation in golf in which an opponent's ball obstructs the line of play of one's own ball on the putting green.
      1. To prevent from being successful; thwart:
      2. To obscure or confuse (a trail or scent) so as to evade pursuers.
      3. A repulse; a setback.
      1. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
      2. To prevent the success of; thwart:
      3. To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
      1. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      2. To defeat completely.
      3. A move in chess that checkmates an opponent's king.
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
      1. To stop short and refuse to go on:
      2. To refuse obstinately or abruptly:
      3. To make an incomplete or misleading motion.
      1. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
      2. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
      3. A usually static device that regulates the flow of a fluid or light.

Another word for frustrate

Verb
      1. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit:
      2. To dissuade or deter (someone) from doing something:
      3. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
      1. To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
      2. To frustrate or thwart:
      3. To cause disappointment.
      1. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
      2. An obstacle or obstruction.
      3. A situation in golf in which an opponent's ball obstructs the line of play of one's own ball on the putting green.
      1. To make null; invalidate.
      2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
      1. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
      2. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
      3. A usually static device that regulates the flow of a fluid or light.
      1. To stop short and refuse to go on:
      2. To refuse obstinately or abruptly:
      3. To make an incomplete or misleading motion.
      1. To prevent from being successful; thwart:
      2. To obscure or confuse (a trail or scent) so as to evade pursuers.
      3. A repulse; a setback.
      1. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
      2. To prevent the success of; thwart:
      3. To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
      1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.
      1. To keep from happening; avert:
      2. To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
      3. To anticipate or counter in advance.

Synonym Study

  • To baffle is to defeat the efforts of by bewildering or confusing the crime baffled the police
  • Foil means to throw off course so as to discourage further effort or make it of no avail our plans were foiled by bad weather
  • Thwart and balk both mean to frustrate by blocking someone or something moving toward some objective
  • To frustrate means to deprive of effect or render worthless an effort directed to some end