What is the opposite of create?

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Opposite for to bring into existence
“You can destroy the evidence by smashing it with a hammer.”
Opposite for to design with a new shape or form
“Our graphic designer happened to neglect the creation of a new layout for the website.”
Opposite for to be creative or imaginative
“Lacking any creativity, he would merely imitate the works of other artists around him.”
Opposite for to start or establish
“The government plans to dismantle the old organization with an eye towards establishing a more current version.”
Opposite for to cause or bring about by action
“The competence of our engineers will prevent an engine failure.”
Opposite for to confer a title
“The King will revoke his knighthood due to his treason.”
Opposite for to create or birth new life
“The horrific genocide would eradicate much precious life in the region.”
(colloquial) Opposite for to make a fuss or complain
“Kids generally calm down after receiving attention.”
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