Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stultify

3 senses of stultify

Sense 1
stultify -- (prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself")
       => prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")

Sense 2
stultify -- (cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent")
       => ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun -- (subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday")

Sense 3
cripple, stultify -- (deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

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