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frustrate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frustrate  \Frus"trate\,  a.  [L.  frustratus  p.  p.  of  frustrare, 
  frustrari  to  deceive,  frustrate,  fr  frustra  in  vain,  witout 
  effect,  in  erorr,  prob.  for  frudtra  and  akin  to  fraus,  E. 
  fraud.] 
  Vain;  ineffectual;  useless;  unprofitable;  null;  voil; 
  nugatory;  of  no  effect.  ``Our  frustrate  search.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frustrate  \Frus"trate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Frustrated};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Frustrating}.] 
  1.  To  bring  to  nothing;  to  prevent  from  attaining  a  purpose; 
  to  disappoint;  to  defeat;  to  baffle;  as  to  frustrate  a 
  plan  design,  or  attempt;  to  frustrate  the  will  or 
  purpose. 
 
  Shall  the  adversary  thus  obtain  His  end  and 
  frustrate  thine  ?  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  make  null;  to  nullifly;  to  render  invalid  or  of  no 
  effect;  as  to  frustrate  a  conveyance  or  deed. 
 
  Syn:  To  balk;  thwart;  foil;  baffle;  defeat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frustrate 
  v  1:  to  hinder  or  prevent  (the  efforts,  plans,  or  desires)  of: 
  "What  ultimately  frustrated  every  challenger  was  Ruth's 
  amazing  September  surge."  [syn:  {thwart},  {queer},  {spoil}, 
  {scotch},  {foil},  {cross},  {baffle},  {bilk}] 
  2:  annoy  constantly  [syn:  {torment},  {rag},  {tantalize},  {bedevil}, 
  {crucify},  {dun}] 
  3:  hinder  or  prevent  (the  efforts,  plans,  or  desires)  of 
  thwart  [syn:  {spoil},  {thwart}] 




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