What is another word for incapacitate?

928 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɪnkəpˈasɪtˌe͡ɪt], [ ɪnkəpˈasɪtˌe‍ɪt], [ ɪ_n_k_ə_p_ˈa_s_ɪ_t_ˌeɪ_t]

The word "incapacitate" refers to the act of rendering someone or something unable to function properly. Synonyms for this word include "disable," which implies a more permanent loss of function, and "disqualify," which means to prevent someone from being eligible for a particular role or activity. Other synonyms for "incapacitate" include "impair," "weaken," "inflict harm," "knock out," "put out of commission," "wound," "cripple," and "debilitate." Each of these words has a slightly different connotation, but all share the idea of rendering someone or something unable to operate at full capacity.

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What are the opposite words for incapacitate?

Incapacitate is a word that refers to making someone unable to perform a task or function. Some antonyms for incapacitate include empower, enable, facilitate, and encourage. These words indicate the opposite of incapacitation, which helps individuals overcome obstacles and become successful. Empower refers to giving someone the necessary tools and information to achieve their goals. Enable means to provide support or means that allow someone to perform a task. Facilitate refers to making something easier or smoother to accomplish, while encourage refers to motivating or inspiring someone to achieve their goals. Using these antonyms instead of incapacitate can help people achieve their desired outcomes while boosting their confidence and resilience.

Usage examples for Incapacitate

Out of the six "Faithfuls," each of whom still retained his medal for assisting in the "Discovery of the Sources of the Nile," one, poor Mabruki, had met with a sad misfortune, which I feared would incapacitate him from active usefulness.
"How I Found Livingstone"
Sir Henry M. Stanley
And when, in 1782, Lord Rockingham became, for the second time, Prime-minister, he thought he might well avail himself of the favor he had thus acquired, and of the accession to office of those whom the line which they had formerly taken bound to countenance him, to bring forward a motion for the expunction of the resolutions against him which had been passed in 1770. It was carried by a largo majority; and though this was as evidently a party division as those had been by which he had been defeated twelve years before, still, as the last resolution on the subject, it must be regarded as decisive of the law and practice of Parliament, and as having settled the doctrine that expulsion does not incapacitate a member who has been expelled from immediate re-election.
"The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860"
Charles Duke Yonge
A happy state of contradiction, not confined either to that particular movement or no-movement, inasmuch as I was gratified by his sending me the poem you saw, and yet read it with such extreme pain as to incapacitate me from judging of it.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)"
Frederic G. Kenyon

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