What is the opposite of lighten?

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Opposite of to illuminate with light
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Opposite of make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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Opposite of make or become more cheerful or less serious
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Opposite of to decrease in amount or degree
“It would be hazardous for your health if you increase the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
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Opposite of to relieve or alleviate (a demand, desire or feeling)
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Opposite of to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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Opposite of to become (more) pale or white in color or complexion
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(of colors) To render pale or less bright
“Regular washing will ultimately dull the bright colors of the fabric.”
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Opposite of do away with
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Opposite of to free from embarrassment
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Opposite of to begin to brighten with daylight
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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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