What is the opposite of elevate?

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Opposite of to physically move from a lower to a higher place or position
“After executing the movement, lower the bar back slowly to its original position.”
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Opposite of to raise to a more important or impressive level
“He enters the dining room, ready to abase himself because he disdains everyone else.”
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Opposite of to raise a person's spirits or confidence
“The difficulty of the course would dishearten her, and she would ultimately give up.”
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Opposite of to make (something) greater in amount, level or degree by adding to it
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“But they diminish their own credibility with a lot of stories you cannot believe.”
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Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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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 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 make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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Opposite of to lift or raise something by grasping it
“Do not drop that sheet of glass or it will be very expensive to replace.”
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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 to lift, raise, or set in an upright position
“The seal would feel a charm, raise and shake its flippers, roll over on its side and back as if perfectly delighted, and then drop its head to sleep.”
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Opposite of to give intense pleasure, excitement or joy to
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Opposite of to place or set in an upright position
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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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Opposite of to instruct or teach, especially morally or intellectually
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Opposite of to free from anxiety or worry
“There might still be consequences and she didn't want anything to happen that would stress her grandmother.”
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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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