What is the opposite of aggrandize?

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Opposite of to hold in very high esteem, especially to an exaggerated degree
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Opposite of to increase in amount, size, degree or value
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Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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Opposite of to treat with great respect and deference
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Opposite of to (excessively) talk up one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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Opposite of to ostentatiously draw attention to
“The nation's leaders are scrambling to suppress any bad publicity about the recent fiasco.”
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Opposite of to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
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Opposite of to express a favorable opinion of something
“He was an insecure man who would often insult others to mask his own deficiencies.”
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Opposite of to worship or venerate, usually as part of one's religious beliefs
“He was a bitter man who would blame God for his lot in life.”
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Opposite of to have deep love or admiration for
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