What is the opposite of harden?

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Opposite of to make or become physically hard or harder
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Opposite of to dull or desensitize, emotionally or physically
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Opposite of to cause someone to become accustomed or desensitized to something (usually) unpleasant
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Opposite of to thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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Opposite of to make stronger or more solid
“If your hair has been permed or relaxed, color has to be applied carefully or it can weaken the structure of your hair.”
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Opposite of to make or become brutal
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Opposite of to get, or make, accustomed to a given condition or situation
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Opposite of to adapt to a new climate or environment
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Opposite of to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
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Opposite of to consolidate or reinforce, especially an opinion or feeling
“Her opponent argues the opposite point, and she must find evidence that can weaken his argument.”
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Opposite of to constrict or become narrower
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Opposite of to come safely through a precarious situation
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