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Subtle WeakeningPlay
Undermine suggests a gradual process, not an immediate effect. SlideHis jokes about her work began to slowly undermine her motivation.
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Hidden MotivesPlay
Actions that undermine often appear harmless at first. SlideSmiling, he shared the team's plans with the rival, aiming to undermine their success.
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Connotation of BetrayalPlay
Undermine can imply betrayal, as trust is broken. SlideBy spreading rumors, she began to undermine his reputation among his friends.