What is the opposite of hearten?

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Opposite of to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to
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Opposite of to free from fear, doubt or anxiety
“They might in fact, have borne down a great deal more than they met with, for there was little to distress them beyond the want of graciousness and warmth.”
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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 delight, or to give pleasure or satisfaction to
“The room had become deathly quiet, each crew member standing erectly as not to further displease their captain.”
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Opposite of to provide moral support
“His decision to dissociate himself from the controversial organization was met approvingly by the wider public.”
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Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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Opposite of to trigger enthusiasm or eagerness
“The movie's plot was terrible and only served to bore us to death.”
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Opposite of to instill courage into
“The dragon's loud roar served to startle the enemy soldiers.”
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