What is the opposite of lift?

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Opposite of to raise to a higher position or level
“I stand on a wood block to lower the bar even farther, then pull it deep into my midsection, again squeezing for a three-count.”
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Opposite of to ascend into the air or to a higher level
“Not because they are hurt in the least by the fall, but because the old birds never descend to the ground below the nest tree.”
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Opposite of to grow larger in value, quantity or degree
“You will need to decrease the number of calories you consume in your diet to effect a change in your weight.”
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Opposite of to revoke or cancel
“The Ministry of Information deemed it could not impose a ban on the film because it did not pose a threat to national security.”
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Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality of
“Cataracts can seriously impair vision if treatment does not occur.”
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Opposite of to transport by air
“I need you to drive me to the shops, and I need you to do it now!”
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Opposite of to raise (a person's spirits or confidence)
“His adventures weaken him physically and make him dependent, but they do not dent his confidence or undermine his very real courage.”
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Opposite of to rescue or remove from a bad situation
“Kate would put him in danger by asking him to help a man she knows is not entitled to such help.”
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Opposite of to disappear or disperse, especially of clouds, fog, etc.
“Sometimes, when the antenna was extended, a clear day would turn to thunder and lightning, and strange lights would appear in the night sky.”
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Opposite of to raise the volume or loudness of
“He tried to soften his voice and utter reassuring sounds from time to time, but there was no reaction.”
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Opposite of to steal (something)
“Jerry, in good conscience, would not keep the ring that he had stolen and decided to return it.”
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Opposite of to dig up (plants or root vegetables)
“She had made the task a little easier for him by busying herself with the management of the manor house and helping to plant new herbs in the kitchen garden.”
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Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
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Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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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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Opposite of to elevate to a higher place or position
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Opposite of put into one's pocket
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Opposite of to lift or raise something by grasping it
“Do not drop that sheet of glass or it will be very expensive to replace.”
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Opposite of remove
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Opposite of to improve in mood or disposition
“Little Ricky's spirits would dampen when his mother refused him a cookie for his bad behavior.”
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Opposite of to dishonestly take something for one's own use
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Opposite of to carry and take from one place to another
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Opposite of to take possession of illegally or without authorization
“Though his parents offered to contribute some money, Newton wanted to earn his car through hard work.”
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Opposite of catch and arrest
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Opposite of to raise to a higher or more important position or rank
“The crew would overthrow their Captain, demote his status, and relegate him to the prison deck.”
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Opposite of to carry, bring or take something
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Opposite of to take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
“This document has been designed to bestow some dignity to those who toil thanklessly in the vineyards of art.”
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Opposite of to raise to a more important or impressive level
“He enters the dining room, ready to abase himself because he disdains everyone else.”
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(of a siege, blockade, or embargo) Opposite of to abandon or force an enemy to abandon
“They would commence their siege towards the bastion only to be repelled by a sea of long-range ballistics.”
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of lifting or raising to a higher level
“You will experience a slight drop after I let go.”
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Opposite of an increase in value, amount or degree
“Developing countries' debt burdens were growing rapidly because of the dramatic decline in prices for raw commodities such as copper, coffee, and cocoa.”
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Opposite of a ride in another person's vehicle
“Can you please give the kids a drop-off at school this morning?”
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Opposite of help or encouragement given to someone or something
“After the sudden success of their enemy, a feeling of discouragement and despair seemed to chill and unnerve many of the truest and stoutest.”
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Opposite of the act of abetting or assisting in a crime, wrongdoing etc.
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Opposite of a source of help or encouragement
“These unenforceable laws and insane concepts are nothing but a hindrance to progress and creativity.”
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Opposite of a trip or a set amount of traveling
“He agreed that the immobility caused by her illness could have played a part in her decline.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
Noun
Opposite of the act of giving aid to
“It was clear that his development was hampered by an impediment in his speech.”
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
“How can we overcome the general ennui associated with the thought of another incredibly boring day ahead of us?”
Noun
Opposite of an increase or improvement in quality, value, or extent
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Opposite of the recurrent theft of small items of little value
Noun
Opposite of a mechanical hoist
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