What is the opposite of improve?

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Opposite for to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods and prevent mild sadness from deepening and persisting.”
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Opposite for to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish, as injury takes its toll, and age catches up with him.”
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Opposite for to be expectant of a positive outcome
“The dire situation with the trapped miners will persist if the rescuers do not find a safer alternative to pull them out.”
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Opposite for to recover or feel better
“However, we think anything is better than leaving patients to languish at home, too dysphoric and anergic to seek help. ”
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Opposite for to amend, or repair
“Some species use twigs from thorny plants, making the nests difficult for predators to destroy.”
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Opposite for to change one's attitude for the better
“In withdrawal, stronger neurological activity creates the desire to relapse, or return to an addictive habit.”
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