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What is the opposite of ameliorate?

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Opposite of to make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition
“Since the business is declining, credit quality will worsen over time, meaning it makes sense to buy credit protection.”
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Opposite of to provide relief to
“Persistent running, walking, or bicycling can exacerbate the pain, and a period of rest is required.”
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Opposite of to recover from a bad or unhealthy position or situation
“The vet earnestly advised us that our pet chihuahua's health would continue to decline steadily over the next few months and that he could do nothing about it.”
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Opposite of to make changes in something in order to improve it
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Opposite of to make (something) greater in amount, level or degree by adding to it
“But they diminish their own credibility with a lot of stories you cannot believe.”
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Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality or value of
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Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
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Opposite of to improve through the addition of features
“Adding too many widgets to our interface will only worsen our software.”
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Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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Opposite of to improve in mood or disposition
“Little Ricky's spirits would dampen when his mother refused him a cookie for his bad behavior.”
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Opposite of to be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
“He had the perfect physique to be a professional athlete, which was so ironic considering his innate ability to fail at every sport he played.”
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Opposite of to solve (a problem)
“As those who attended the meeting heard, there are several issues of circumstance that problematize this motion.”
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