What is the opposite of perpetuate?

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Opposite of to preserve from extinction or oblivion
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Opposite of to keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to preserve (something) by not expending or using it
“Susie loves to utilize her time by reading fantasy and science-fiction novels.”
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Opposite of to cause to last longer
“We had to shorten our time at the zoo so we could fit in the other items on our itinerary.”
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Opposite of to maintain (something) in its original or existing state
“Take the appropriate precautions to make sure that you do not damage the new door skin or inner panel.”
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Opposite of to remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
“The movie would end abruptly as Tarzan became a snack for some emotionally underdeveloped but visually alert predator who lacked a feelings-oriented adviser.”
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Opposite of to hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Is it unfair to describe him as something of a megalomaniac, where even allowing for his enormous contribution he appears to refuse to even partially relinquish his power?”
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Opposite of to maintain in a good state or condition
“One wonders why some people can squander resources on moondust while others live in wretched housing.”
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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Opposite of to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
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