What is the opposite of pioneer?

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Verb
(cease) Opposite of to set up or establish
Verb
(destroy) Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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Opposite of to bring about or introduce
“Both parties agreed to abandon the use of restrictive covenants in their dealings with each other.”
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Opposite of to populate
“It is vitally important that the people here are united in this thrust to depopulate the country area.”
Verb
Opposite of to designate a date earlier than the actual one
Verb
Opposite of to be creative or imaginative
“Lacking any creativity, he would merely imitate the works of other artists around him.”
Adjective
Opposite of being or involving the first attempt, act, or thing of its kind
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to inception
Adjective
Opposite of existing or coming before in time or order
Adjective
Opposite of pioneering, relating to a nonindependent or new territory
Noun
Opposite of a person who establishes or originates an institution, idea or project
Noun
Opposite of a person or company that is at the forefront of success or excellence in a certain field
“It is difficult to swallow, but we have to admit that we are the bottom of the industry when it comes to manufacturing car parts.”
Noun
Opposite of a founder of a colony
Noun
Opposite of a runner who sets pace
Noun
Opposite of the first person or party to do or establish something
Noun
Opposite of the creator or originator of something noteworthy
“In the same passage as Jackson's inglorious fall, Stanford blesses President Lincoln, the abolisher of slavery.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that comes before another of the same kind
“Where Stranglehold differs from Max Payne is the fact it has its own plot, written by director John Woo as a successor to his early hit action film Hard Boiled.”
Noun
Opposite of a leading position, especially in relation to technology of innovation
Noun
Opposite of something or someone that serves as a pattern of behavior to be imitated
“As a franchise consultant, he was a great advocate of the proven systems and processes established by McDonald's.”
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