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What is the opposite of foster?

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Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
(care for) Opposite of to look after
“It was a common trait among the male species to abandon its young family once they were old enough to fend for themselves.”
Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
Opposite of to come into being or to have one's starting point at a certain time or place
“The two tribes have agreed to cease all hostilities with each other in order to bring peace and harmony to their own villages.”
Opposite of to increase or grow in strength or intensity
Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
Opposite of to legally care for another's child
“He could not abandon his dog, and he roamed once more down into the misty valley, whistling softly and with great caution a repetition of two notes.”
Opposite of to rouse or inspire feelings, desires or emotions in
Opposite of to cause a response after a particular event
“Making our staff speed-read irrelevant emails will eventually demotivate and exhaust them.”
Opposite of to keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
Opposite of to instill or inculcate into the mind or consciousness of
Opposite of to have as a consequence or result
“The expected lull in the economy will negate the prospect of prosperity for most people.”
Opposite of to have or harbor in one's heart or mind
Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Now fans have taken to social media to slam the decision to remove Candice, who they argued was showing impressive strength and resolve throughout the process.”
(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Opposite of providing or receiving parental care to/for children not related to oneself
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