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Vitiate

To impair or make void; to destroy or annul, either completely or partially, the force and effect of an act or instrument.

Mutual mistake or Fraud, for example, might vitiate a contract.

vitiate

verb abolish, abrogate, annul, blight, cancel, counteract, damage, depravare, destroy, disannul, impair, injure, invalidate, make faulty, make imperfect, make immure, make ineffective, make void, mar, negate, negative, neutralize, nullify, overturn, pervert, poison, pollute, quash, render defective, render inefficacious, rescind, reverse, spoil, sully, tamper with, undo, vitiare, weaken
Foreign phrases: Crimen omnia ex se nata vitiat.Crime viiiates all that is born of it.
See also: abolish, adulterate, annul, contaminate, corrupt, damage, debase, debauch, degenerate, denature, deteriorate, disable, dissolve, impair, infect, invalidate, neutralize, nullify, pervert, pollute, revoke, spoil, subvert, sully, taint, terminate

vitiate

to destroy the force or legal effect of, for example, a deed.
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Whatever a "real contradiction" might be, "apparent contradictions" are quite sufficient to vitiate a doctrine of biblical authority that is based on the supposedly apparent reading of the text.
Especially during the past decade, Anderson notes, most Arab regimes have opted to repress all varieties of Islamist opposition rather than attempt to vitiate that opposition by including in public policy formulation those Islamist moderates willing to trade in the political souq.
But these qualifications do not vitiate the core of his argument.
The official was told that the terrorist activities allegedly sponsored by India's Research and Analysis Wing would ''further vitiate the atmosphere in tension-ridden South Asia and have grave implications for Pakistan-India relations,'' the statement said.
That Flynt won his Supreme Court appeal in the Falwell suit is a good thing indeed, though the fact that the decision in his favor was unanimous, and that it was written by Chief Justice William Rehnquist - about whom the left has little good to say - would seem to vitiate the Nazi parallel.
Hadley objected to the changes in a June 10 memo, saying they would "significantly vitiate the findings of the draft report.
The returning officers will have the authority to punish individuals, who may indulge in activities to vitiate the election process, on the spot by ordering their arrests.
UTTAR Pradesh Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan on Tuesday accused the Central government and the BJP of playing a ' dangerous game' to vitiate the atmosphere in the state.
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Nai considers such bodies as constituted by neighbouring countries a cause for concern and wants journalists to be alert to the maneuvers that may vitiate the media freedom environment," the statement added.
smuggled to vitiate law and order situation in the city.