verb (used with object), un·der·mined, un·der·min·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM undermineun·der·min·er, nounun·der·min·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for undermine
About a month ago, we laid out five ways that Republicans are making it harder to vote and more generally undermining the electoral process in 2020.The Latest On Republican Efforts To Make It Harder To Vote|Perry Bacon Jr. (email@example.com)|September 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
If we don’t, we run the risk of undermining public health in the US — and even more specifically undermining the entire vaccination program.A third of Americans might refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. How screwed are we?|Brian Resnick|September 4, 2020|Vox
Suggesting that one party is better than the other to our allies runs the risk of undermining our national position and credibility when the other party takes power.The GOP Convention Violated Plenty Of Norms, But Did It Undermine Democratic Values?|Julia Azari|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Cowan said they believe the initial changes aimed to undermine mail delivery and now workers fear more changes will be made to slow the Postal Service — and nobody will find out until it is too late.Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By|Ashly McGlone and Kate Nucci|August 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
“You can’t just chase dollars, otherwise we’d be undermining the authority” that GQ has when it comes to quality product recommendations, said Welch.‘It’s worth testing’: GQ is moving from recommending products to selling its own|Kayleigh Barber|August 25, 2020|Digiday
The most dangerous attacks are those that undermine your perceived strength.
The ACLU and its allies are trying to undermine the holiday with lawsuits and annoying billboards.
We “undermine” our nature every time we use glasses or medicine, after all.
His detractors tried to undermine his standing with Reagan, but he had support from an unlikely source—hard-line conservatives.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To undermine the Muslim Brotherhood the Saudis first supported more radical Salafi Islamist groups in Syria and in the region.Obama’s Arab Backers May Draw the U.S. Deep Into the Mideast Quagmire|Jamie Dettmer|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These and many other activities are harmful to society; they undermine its morals and heighten corruption.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Because the priests are afraid that strangers would come who might undermine our religion, and with it the priestly income.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Moreover, the tendency towards specialization first began to undermine the very corner-stone of the pioneer's democratic edifice.The Promise Of American Life|Herbert David Croly
They are the upstarts, those who seek to undermine the existing elite, to replace it and, ultimately to join it.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
What do they know of the numerous subtle influences which gradually either strengthen or undermine our affections?Woman|William J. Robinson