What is the opposite of foster?

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Opposite of to help the growth or development of
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Opposite of to bring to maturity through care and education
(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 come into being or have its 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 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
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Opposite of to ensure the safety of; to keep from harm
“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 have someone over at one's home for a party or visit
Opposite of to substantiate or verify
“The court held that the statute did not invalidate the tenancy agreement.”
Opposite of to hold or display a specified thought or emotion
“If you do not encourage the young boy, he will lose confidence in his ability.”
(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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