What is the opposite of create?

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Opposite of to bring into existence
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“You can destroy the evidence by smashing it with a hammer.”
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Opposite of to design with a new shape or form
“Our graphic designer happened to neglect the creation of a new layout for the website.”
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Opposite of to be creative or imaginative
“Lacking any creativity, he would merely imitate the works of other artists around him.”
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Opposite of to start or establish
“The government plans to dismantle the old organization with an eye towards establishing a more current version.”
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Opposite of to cause or bring about through action
“The competence of our engineers will prevent any engine-failure.”
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Opposite of to confer a title
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“The King will revoke his knighthood due to his treason.”
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Opposite of to create or birth new life
“The horrific genocide would eradicate much precious life in the region.”
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(colloquial) Opposite of to make a fuss or complain
“Kids generally calm down after receiving attention.”
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Opposite of to devise and carry out how something looks and functions
“Your blatant attempt to plagiarize another artist's work will not go unnoticed.”
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
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Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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Opposite of to cause to occur or appear, especially through provocation
Allay your fears as the reigning champion has announced that he will not be retiring anytime soon.”
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Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
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Opposite of to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
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Opposite of to design or plan for
“MacGyver had to improvise to get himself out of yet another sticky situation.”
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Opposite of to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
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Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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Opposite of to provide with a dower
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Opposite of to make a hole
“You can seal any unwanted holes with plaster.”
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(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“We would miss many great opportunities as we were not paying attention.”
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