What is the opposite of empower?

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Opposite of to bestow legal or official authority to
“Our commander will ultimately forbid him from making such careless decisions in the future.”
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Opposite of to set free or give freedom to
“Kang and Kodos would seek to enslave humanity by masquerading as potential presidential candidates.”
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Opposite of to give someone confidence or strength to do something
“Constant injuries are likely to dishearten even the most hardened professional athlete.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to provide the means to do something
“The government feared that increased taxes would prevent businesses from hiring more staff.”
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Opposite of to make great or greater in status or value
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Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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Opposite of to make competent or ready
“The point to remember is that whenever we prepare minds for war, we unprepare them for life.”
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