What is the opposite of accelerates?

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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of to make or become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“It should gradually diminish as the body returns to balance over a few months of treatment.”
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