Vitiate in a sentence as a verb

' All right, but does that vitiate what we did before?

“Any error may vitiate the entire output of the device.

"good for all debts, public and private" has a meaning that is not vitiated by a "no cash" policy.

See the "Mobike Score" [0].I hate the rhetoric that the streets are being vitiated by shared transportation.

I mean that if relations with someone else are twisted, vitiated, then that other person can only be ****.

But, of course, that would vitiate the cost savings to the governmental entity from which it benefits under its current system.

"The only problem" is a big enough problem to vitiate any benefit Citi were attempting to provide here.

Thanks for the explanation, but I'm sure you can understand how one might be disappointed in caselaw that completely vitiates a basic tenet of the Bill of Rights.

It's not like legislatures are taking novels or source code for various OSes, apps, ..., and incorporating it into law in order to vitiate the relevant copyrights.

The underlying assumption of independent draws from a Bernoulli distribution is vitiated, as the order in which the siblings are read usually affects their proportion of upvotes to downvotes.

" Perhaps it is carrying out the worst argument in the world to identify one part of someone's statement as a logical fallacy, if the fallacy doesn't vitiate the statement, and if sound evidence is still in view to support the statement.

This sampling problem vitiates Patterson's claim that certain combinations demonstrated that Koko possessed the ability to creatively combine signs into novel utterances.

Despite the wave of mergers and trusts formed around the turn of the century, Kolko reveals, the forces of competition on the free market rapidly vitiated and dissolved these attempts at stabilizing and perpetuating the economic power of big business interests.

The indoctrination is insidious; at school, right from very early grades, up to university, where professors who dare to question the liberal orthodoxy are shouted down or driven out altogether, to corporations, where people who want to just show up and do work in an apolitical environment are subjected to incessant haranguing and a vitiated atmosphere.

Most important, I consider what I would advise a hypothetical person in the position of your co-founder as an abstract proposition: you don't have possession of the code and did not develop it or pay value to have it developed on your behalf; you have no work-for-hire agreement giving you rights to the IP, meaning that in your best case you may have only an implied license to use it and nothing more; you came up with the idea but most ideas are not protectable as such unless they are patentable; you might have a claim against your departing co-founder on a theory that you disclosed a trade secret to him in confidence as part of a proposed alignment that never occurred and, on that ground, might be able to claim that he misappropriated a valuable trade secret from you if that secret is truly proprietary and gives you a significant competitive advantage; the foregoing will not apply if the idea is of a type that is being pursued by others, as this puts it in the public domain and vitiates its trade-secret status; you may be held to have waived confidentiality by disclosing this trade secret to your erstwhile partner without having him sign a confidentiality agreement in connection with the disclosure; to enforce this claim, you would need to spend potentially thousands of dollars in a lawsuit fighting over it; in the meantime, your ability to do anything with your idea would be severely impaired because you would have to explain to anyone who wanted to join your early-stage company that you would be devoting major portions of your limited startup resources to an expensive legal fight or, alternatively, that a cloud hangs over your venture in the form of a possible major legal claim by your former co-founder; this sort of thing is virtual death for most startups and serves to dissuade both prospective co-founders and investors from becoming involved with your company; and, last but not least, unless your erstwhile co-founder capitulates and signs documents giving you a clear path to go forward, he can simply sit and wait and potentially assert partnership and other claims against your company at any time it builds significant value, subject only to the running of the applicable statutes of limitations and to certain equitable doctrines that don't him to lay back forever in hopes of potentially sandbagging you.

Vitiate definitions


corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"


make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"

See also: impair spoil deflower


take away the legal force of or render ineffective; "invalidate a contract"

See also: invalidate void