“Undermine” in the news
Publications and example sentences
· PJSC LUKOIL (LUKOY) Management on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript →
We realize that protracted mobility restrictions might undermine demand for energy resources in the long run.
· Fewer than four in 10 people in UK wear a face covering – Guardian survey →
To describe them as ‘marginally beneficial as a precautionary measure’ totally undermines their importance and effectiveness, as demonstrated in numerous other countries.
· NHS contact tracing system not expected to be fully operating until September →
Some of the naysayers recognise this, which is why they will take every opportunity to undermine us.”
· Boris Johnson facing backlash after putting chlorinated chicken on the table in US trade talks →
“We have been clear that in all of our trade negotiations – including with the US in our first round of negotiations – that we will not undermine our high domestic environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards by ensuring in any agreement British farmers are always able to compete.”
The New York Times
· Why We Published the Tom Cotton Op-Ed →
It would undermine the integrity and independence of The New York Times if we only published views that editors like me agreed with, and it would betray what I think of as our fundamental purpose — not to tell you what to think, but to help you think for yourself.
· An unjust and undemocratic Tory power grab →
This measure undermines all that the Conservative party is supposed to stand for.
· Zimbabwe accuses MDC activists of made up state torture claims →
Allegations that unidentified third parties were undermining authorities were a staple under Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years and died last year in a clinic in Singapore.
· Brazil set to overtake Italy as country with third-highest coronavirus deaths →
Lago said Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, bore particular responsibility for the dire situation: both for the incompetence of his government’s response and for the political self-interest he believed had driven Bolsonaro to deliberately undermine social distancing in order to protect the economy – and his chances of re-election in 2022.
· Facebook to block ads from state-controlled media entities in the U.S. →
Be smart: With this move, Facebook is again following the path of Twitter, which barred all state-backed outlets from buying ads anywhere last August after finding that more than 900 accounts originating from inside China had been part of a coordinated effort to undermine political protests in Hong Kong.
The New York Times
· The Damage Trump Has Done This Week Extends Far Beyond America’s Borders →
By fanning the flames of intolerance, it is the president, not the governors, who undermines his country’s standing in the world.