What is the opposite of promote?

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(someone) Opposite of to raise to a more important position or rank
“It is hard to comprehend why they would demote you given the consistently fine work you produce.”
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(a cause or venture) Opposite of to support, advocate, or encourage
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“Big crowds tend to impede my ability to hear myself think.”
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(a product, organization, or venture) Opposite of to market, or give publicity in an attempt to sell or create public awareness
“The actor used his time on the show to criticize the other movies instead of promoting his own.”
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Opposite of to excite or arouse a given emotional state
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Opposite of to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire feelings, desires or emotions in
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Opposite of to ostentatiously draw attention to
“The nation's leaders are scrambling to suppress any bad publicity about the recent fiasco.”
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Opposite of to provide with money for a particular purpose
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Opposite of to vigorously support or defend the cause of
“It would be a very bold minister who would strongly oppose the Prime Minister's decision.”
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Opposite of to promote, or offer for sale, to the public
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Opposite of make or become deep or deeper
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Opposite of to advertise or create publicity for
“He decided to pull his own interview because of their previous interaction which was full of acrimony.”
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Opposite of upsell
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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 tell a lie or something that is untrue
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Opposite of to have as a prominent attribute or aspect
“Many news stories fail to provide enough detail about data sources or omit important details about what the data represents.”
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Opposite of serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
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