What is the opposite of preserve?

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Opposite of to maintain (something) in its original or existing state
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Opposite of to keep safe from harm, injury or extinction
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Opposite of to save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as sugar or salt
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Opposite of hold as sacred
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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 preserve fruit or vegetable
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Opposite of to drive danger or attack away from
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
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Opposite of to protect and care for (someone) lovingly
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Opposite of to hold up or serve as a foundation for
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Opposite of to subject to cold temperatures
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Opposite of to protect the state of someone or something
“This project has been set up to undermine the opposition's efforts to enact their policies.”
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Opposite of an area of land set aside for occupation by North American Indians or Australian Aborigines
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Opposite of an area of special expertise or responsibility
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Opposite of an area or sphere of activity regarded as someone's personal territory
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Opposite of shelter or protection from danger
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Opposite of an area of activity, interest, or influence
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Opposite of a specified area of activity or interest
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