What is the opposite of advancement?

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Opposite of the promotion of a person in rank or status
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Opposite of a development or improvement
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(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of increasing in market share and reach
“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
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Opposite of the action or process of innovating
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Opposite of movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific destination
“The army made its retreat when they realized they were heavily outnumbered.”
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Opposite of becoming rich having previously been poor
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Opposite of denotes assistance or an approval
“I believe the rejection he endured would greatly motivate him.”
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Opposite of an act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed
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Opposite of an increase or improvement in quality, value, or extent
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Opposite of a marked change in form, nature, or appearance
“After years of stagnation, the economy seems to be on the move, albeit very slowly.”
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Opposite of an improvement or advantage
“The knee injury was a real setback for him as an athlete.”
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Opposite of leading position
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Opposite of something invented through research and development
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Opposite of financial assistance or advice
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