What is the opposite of reform?

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Opposite of to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from
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Opposite of relinquish an immoral, criminal, or self-destructive lifestyle
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Opposite of change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way
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Opposite of change belief, especially regarding religion
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Opposite of to become something different
“The old castle's condition would stagnate and remain unchanged for years.”
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Opposite of to make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of
“All countries experience the tension between the need to develop resources, and the responsibility to preserve nature.”
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Opposite of to modify, especially so as to better fit a given purpose or circumstance
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Opposite of to alter for the better
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Opposite of to begin a good habit or shed a bad habit
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Opposite of to deprive an established church, military squadron, operations base, etc of its official status
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Opposite of to feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin
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Opposite of to improve on
“You will not make it to college if your grades worsen.”
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Opposite of rebuilding
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Opposite of the act of making better
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Opposite of punishment, especially that of criminals in prison intended to rectify their behaviour
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