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Frustrate synonyms
frŭs'trāt'
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To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
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  1. To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
  2. To keep from happening; avert:
  3. To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
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  1. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
  2. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
  3. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
To win victory over; overcome; beat
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  1. To win victory over; overcome; beat
  2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
  3. To prevent the success of; thwart:
(Rare) To serve as a contrast to
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  1. (Rare) To serve as a contrast to
  2. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
  3. To prevent from being successful; thwart:
(--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
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  1. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
  2. To stop short and refuse to go on:
  3. To stop and obstinately refuse to move or act
To interfere with; hinder; impede
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  1. To interfere with; hinder; impede
  2. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
  3. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
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  1. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
  2. To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
  3. To prevent from happening
To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
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  1. To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
  2. To block; impede
  3. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
To undo or frustrate (a plan, intention, etc.); balk; thwart
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  1. To undo or frustrate (a plan, intention, etc.); balk; thwart
  2. To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
  3. To cause disappointment.
To become discouraged
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  1. To become discouraged
  2. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
  3. To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
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  1. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
  2. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
  3. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
(--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
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  1. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
  2. (Obs.) To make balks in (land)
  3. To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
(Chess) To place in checkmate
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  1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
  2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
  3. 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.
To bring to nothing; frustrate
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  1. To bring to nothing; frustrate
  2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
  3. To make (an estate, for example) void; annul.
To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
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  1. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
  2. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
  3. (Hunting) To make (a scent, trail, etc.) confused, as by recrossing, in order to balk the pursuers
To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
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  1. To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
  2. To block; impede
  3. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
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  1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
  2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
  3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
To carry or conduct across something:
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  1. To carry or conduct across something:
  2. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
  3. To make or put a line across:
(Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
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  1. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
  2. To travel about, making political speeches
  3. To go about making political speeches.

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
Find another word for frustrate. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for frustrate, like: disappoint, hinder, prevent, allow, prevent, thwart, defeat, foil, balk, baffle and nullify.