What is the opposite of celebrate?

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Opposite of to engage in a joyous activity, usually in appreciation of an event
“His response was not to sulk, but to treat his failure as a learning experience.”
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Opposite of to mark with the appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
“George and Frank Costanza would break tradition by celebrating an alternative to Christmas called Festivus.”
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Opposite of to extol or honor in a solemn manner
“These are individuals who sit behind their keyboards to defame the good reputation of others.”
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Opposite of to celebrate or commemorate an occasion or its anniversary
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Opposite of describe or represent as admirable, especially unjustifiably
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(of a person or persons) Opposite of to honor the memory
“Let us not forget the brave young men and women who fought for the freedom of this country.”
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Opposite of cause joy to
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Opposite of to engage in fun, excitement or revelry
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(welcome in) Opposite of to officially celebrate the coming or arrival of
“Can you please behave this Christmas, and not ruin it for everyone else?”
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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 spend lavishly
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Opposite of to exhibit (sometimes malevolent) pleasure or satisfaction at an adversary's misfortune
“We commiserate with fellow supporters when their heroes and their particular sporting interest goes down.”
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Opposite of express or feel gratitude to
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(of a meeting, function, etc.) Opposite of to conduct or organize
“The director decided to cancel the conference due to a potentially low turnout.”
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