Synonyms of undermine in English:

undermine


See definition of undermine

verb

1‘the integrity of government statistics is being undermined’

SYNONYMS

subvert, sabotage, threaten, weaken, compromise, diminish, reduce, impair, mar, spoil, ruin, impede, hinder, damage, hurt, injure, cripple, disable, enfeeble, sap, shake

whittle away, eat away

informal foul up, botch, put the kibosh on, drag through the mud

British informal throw a spanner in the works of, queer the pitch of

North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of

ANTONYMS

enhance, improve, strengthen

2‘we had no other way to break in but by undermining the building’

SYNONYMS

tunnel under, dig under, burrow under, excavate, sap

3‘the damp had so undermined the structure that the wall fell down’

SYNONYMS

erode, wear away, eat away at, chip away, undercut

ANTONYMS

shore up, support