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Word of the Day: Undermine

Although "undermine" is a common word, do you know what it means and how to use it? Let us learn all about it in this story.
The word of the day is "undermine". 
The word 'undermine' is used as a verb.

It is pronounced as 'un-der-mine' (\ ˌən-dər-ˈmīn \)".
Take a look at the meaning of the word:
1. destroy property or hinder normal operations

 2. hollow out as if making a cave or opening
What are some of the synonyms of the word?
Synonyms are:
"Erode", "weaken", "subvert", "sabotage", "chip away", "diminish" and "threaten".
What are the antonyms?
Antonyms are: "Support", "enhance", "improve", and "strengthen".
How to use the word?
Let's see:

1. She is
undermining my statement.

2. The constant criticism from his boss
undermined his confidence in his abilities.
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