What is the opposite of improves?

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Opposite of to be or to provide an advantage to
“Being a couch potato harms your health.”
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Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
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Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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(persists) Opposite of to be expectant of a positive outcome
“Unfortunately, the bad weather is expected to persist for a few more days.”
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(worsens) Opposite of to be expectant of a positive outcome
“The condition of the wall is expected to worsen with time.”
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Opposite of to recover or feel better
“For a couple of days he is able to speak, but then his condition begins to deteriorate.”
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Opposite of to amend or repair
“Take hold of the crystal gingerly, as if you are afraid to break it.”
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Opposite of to change one's attitude for the better
“Do not be discouraged if you have a day or two where you regress into bad habits.”
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