What is the opposite of evolve?

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Opposite of to develop gradually
“Within the extreme conditions of total war, the whole of society can retrogress to a primitive state.”
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Opposite of to develop gradually
“The doctors would valiantly attempt to arrest the progression of cancer in his lungs.”
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(of gas or heat) Opposite of to throw or give off
“Insulation is, first and foremost, used to confine the heat within a given space.”
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Opposite of to occur or follow as the consequence of something
“The leader's haughtiness and aloofness would cause a state of derangement in large swathes of the populace due to their extreme hatred for him.”
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Opposite of to create or initiate (something)
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Opposite of to become something different
“The old castle's condition would stagnate and remain unchanged for years.”
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Opposite of to gradually increase in detail
“Let us analyze the facts as they are now before they begin to complicate matters.”
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Opposite of to develop or be developed
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(a business) Opposite of to advance, develop, or expand
“After being at the forefront of manufacturing for the last decade, the company's profits were starting to decline due to a lack of innovation.”
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Opposite of start to happen
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Opposite of to make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of
“All countries experience the tension between the need to develop resources, and the responsibility to preserve nature.”
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(elaborate on) Opposite of add more detail concerning what has already been said
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(of a person or thing) Opposite of to become fully grown or developed
“As our bodies get older, it is likely to shrink.”
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Opposite of to discharge a projectile, often to injure or kill
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(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“We would miss many great opportunities as we were not paying attention.”
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Opposite of bring out, elicit
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Opposite of to express in greater detail
“The artist usually had a great range of ideas which she would then condense into a single masterpiece.”
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Opposite of to throw or give off
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Opposite of to turn out as planned or desired
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Opposite of to come into being
“Is it a coincidence that this issue would resolve from the moment we fired Jim?”
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