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What is the opposite of accelerate?

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Opposite of to increase in speed
“As you decelerate, the brakes get noticeably softer in the fraction of a second before the car stops.”
Opposite of to hasten or facilitate the process of
“This sluggish growth will impede the creation of job opportunities, while skyrocketing inflation will definitely decrease people's real incomes.”
Opposite of to make or become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
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“It should gradually diminish as the body returns to balance over a few months of treatment.”
Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
(of a state or process) Opposite of to encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something
“Experts believe that some parents exert control in ways that stifle a child's development of problem-solving skills, responsibility, and self-confidence.”
Opposite of to move or proceed very quickly
“He strode off to the tube station, leaving her to dawdle back to Piccadilly.”
Opposite of to (give) support (to)
“Over the years she'd made it her business to discourage her daughter as much as she could.”
Opposite of to hasten or facilitate the progress of
“They deliberately complicate matters in order to break the spirit of their customers who have the nerve to complain.”
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