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
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(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.”
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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.”
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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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Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
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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.”
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Opposite of to have someone over at one's home for a party or visit
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Opposite of to substantiate or verify
“The court held that the statute did not invalidate the tenancy agreement.”
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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.”
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
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Opposite of providing or receiving parental care to/for children not related to oneself
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