What is the opposite of elevate?

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Opposite of to move from a lower to a higher place or position
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Opposite of raise to a more important or impressive level
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Opposite of to fill with great joy
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Opposite of to augment or make something greater
“Speaking without confidence will diminish your credibility.”
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Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
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Opposite of lift or move to a higher position or level
“Please lower your hands and I will take questions at the end of the session.”
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Opposite of to crown king, to make (a person) king
“They would dethrone and imprison the king, while his followers were exiled from the land they once occupied.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish, as injury takes its toll, and age catches up with him.”
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Opposite of to build, construct
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Opposite of to strengthen in position
“His jealous colleagues worked hard and strategically to impede his progression within the firm.”
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Opposite of give intense pleasure or joy to
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Opposite of to flatter or compliment excessively
“He was a mean person who would constantly insult others due to his own insecurities.”
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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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(of a settlement) Opposite of to plan and begin the building of
“The eruption of Mount Vesuvius would wipe out the ancient city of Pompeii.”
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Opposite of to form by putting together parts or materials
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Opposite of to flatter
“She was in a bad mood and would criticize her son endlessly for his shortcomings.”
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