What is the opposite of develop?

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Opposite for to advance or to promote the growth of
“The athlete knew that he would regress his skills if he did not continue to train hard.”
Opposite for to gradually increase in detail
“Let us analyze the facts as they are now before they begin to complicate matters.”
Opposite for to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
Opposite for to design or plan an approach for a given task or project
“Let's disregard any ideas for a new website design because it is just fine as it is.”
Opposite for to express in greater detail
“The artist usually had a great range of ideas which she would then condense into a single masterpiece.”
Opposite for to acquire something, usually over a period of time
“I began to lose my appreciation for spices after being away from India for several years.”
Opposite for to come into being as a result of something
“The tadpole will complete its metamorphosis when it becomes a frog.”
Opposite for to become mature
“Food will spoil if left on the counter at room temperature for too long.”
Opposite for to become ill with
“He would fortunately recover from the crippling disease by his thirties.”
Opposite for to build, renovate or refurbish
“Our plan is to demolish these buildings to make way for new ones.”
(of countries) Opposite for to become technologically advanced
“The corrupt leader's actions would antiquate his already backwards nation.”
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