What is the opposite of enlarge?

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Opposite of to make larger in physical size, or increase the capacity of
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“So the central problem is that we will shrink the workforce at the same time that we increase the number of people out of the workforce.”
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Opposite of to increase in amount, degree or value
“All the shielding does is to reduce the intensity of the radiation.”
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Opposite of to elaborate on a point, statement or argument
“I'm going to try to summarize in a few paragraphs the qualities that make up a good player.”
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Opposite of to liberate or release (from confinement)
“Nations that imprison, torture, assassinate or drive their writers into exile fall into the deadlands of their own darkness.”
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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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(of clothing) Opposite of to lengthen by undoing and resewing a hem
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Opposite of grow too big for
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(of a material) Opposite of to stretch or open out
Fold the paper the way you are comfortable but keep in mind the direction of the fold.”
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Opposite of to give variety to
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Opposite of to create different forms of
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Opposite of to expand or be expanded through the act of filling
“My father eases the jeep back down the narrow planks, and we deflate the tires to avoid a similar fate.”
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