What is the opposite of empowering?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to bestow legal or official authority to
“Our commander will ultimately forbid him from making such careless decisions in the future.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to set free or give freedom to
“Kang and Kodos would seek to enslave humanity by masquerading as potential presidential candidates.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give someone confidence or strength to do something
“Constant injuries are likely to dishearten even the most hardened professional athlete.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring effort or endurance to a degree that strengthens or improves a person's character
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