What is the opposite of reform?

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Opposite of make changes in something in order to improve it
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Opposite of to relinquish a self-destructive lifestyle or behavior
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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 to change another's 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 improve in state, especially from a previously bad condition
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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 improve with modifications
“The performance of his computer would gradually worsen following the installation of questionable software.”
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Opposite of to discontinue engaging in criminal acts
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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 alter or change into something new or updated
“Surely, if my system's working fine, then I should just leave it as it is?”
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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 say or express in other words
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Opposite of rebuilding
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Opposite of a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system
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Opposite of punishment, especially that of criminals in prison intended to rectify their behaviour
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Opposite of the improvement of something
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