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What is the opposite of excite?

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(bore) Opposite of to trigger enthusiasm or eagerness
“The movie's plot was terrible and only served to bore us to death.”
(depress) Opposite of to trigger enthusiasm or eagerness
“I had invested in cryptocurrency and its subsequent crash would depress me.”
Opposite of to trigger a passionate feeling or reaction
“Harper was worked up at having lost her favorite doll, but her mother would do her best to calm her.”
Opposite of to arouse someone
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“His body odor and lack of hygiene would repulse her.”
Opposite of to provoke or instigate someone into action
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire a particular feeling or thoughts
“When you're a nurse, you see so much sadness and pain on a daily basis that you almost have to desensitize yourself to it just to stay sane.”
Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
Opposite of to make happy or give pleasure to
“John McClane was starting to displease Hans Gruber with his cowboy antics in the Nakatomi Plaza building.”
Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
Opposite of to cause or incite a fight or confrontation
“He flashed a crooked smile and came forward with much more zeal to end the battle once and for all.”
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