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(caring for) Opposite of looking after someone or something
Abandoning their young to fend for themselves was a common trait observed in this particular species.”
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Opposite of present participle for to lift or move to a higher position or level
“Please lower your hands. Your questions will be addressed at the end of the session.”
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Opposite of present participle for to lift or move to a vertical position
“You will need to lower the fridge so we can get it through the door.”
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Opposite of present participle for to construct or build (a structure)
“They would finally demolish the eyesore in the middle of the iconic park.”
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Opposite of present participle for to increase the amount, level, or strength of
“Could you please reduce the volume as we are trying to get some sleep.”
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Opposite of present participle for to introduce for consideration
“It is no longer satisfactory to suppress awareness of mental health issues but to advocate for acceptance.”
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Opposite of present participle for to cause to occur or appear, especially through provocation
Allay your fears as the reigning champion has announced that he will not be retiring anytime soon.”
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Opposite of present participle for to promote (someone) to a higher rank
“Thael would demote his most trusted elder and friend, Pyrenes, following his betrayal to the war chief.”
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(distributing) Opposite of present participle for to collect or gather together, especially funds for a given purpose
Distribute these donuts evenly and sparingly to your friends.”
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(donating) Opposite of present participle for to collect or gather together, especially funds for a given purpose
“I am willing to donate to a charity of your choice.”
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Opposite of present participle for to charge or levy
“The gym will exempt the joining fee should the member refer another friend.”
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Opposite of present participle for to gather people together
“The group would eventually disband following their unsuccessful stint in the music industry.”
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Opposite of present participle for to improve in quality
“The internet quality in this area will continue to deteriorate due to the inclement weather forecast for the week ahead.”
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(of a sound or voice) Opposite of present participle for to increase in loudness or intensity
“Jack, lower your voice because you seem to be shouting into the microphone.”
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(of animals) Opposite of present participle for to breed or grow
“We must eradicate these pests to save our crops.”
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(of plants) Opposite of present participle for to grow or cultivate
“Shortage of rainfall and water restrictions meant that the Smith family would be forced to extirpate their dead plantations.”
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Opposite of present participle for to cause (bread) to rise, especially by the action of yeast
“You must knead the bread dough well or it will collapse.”
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(of a siege, blockade, or embargo) Opposite of present participle for to abandon or force an enemy to abandon
“They would commence their siege towards the bastion only to be repelled by a sea of long-range ballistics.”
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Opposite of increase in size or effect
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Opposite of the action of building something, typically a large structure
“Titus gave orders for the entire demolition of the tower of Antonia, in order to open for his army a more easy passage to the temple.”
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Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
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Opposite of the action of putting into words an idea or feeling
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Opposite of the good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity
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Opposite of upbringing, education, and environment, contrasted with inborn characteristics
“He was, by nature, a gifted athlete, but he was also lazy and with a poor work ethic, did not reach the heights of success typically achieved by elite sportspeople.”
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Opposite of legal taking of another's child
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Opposite of the action or fact of resurrecting or being resurrected
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Opposite of the action of elevating someone or something in rank or status
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