What is the opposite of reinforce?

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Opposite of to make physically stronger or harder, especially with additional material
“Invaders would tunnel underground to weaken the castle walls and launched direct assaults this way.”
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Opposite of to encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
“His attitude remained surly and his parents' and teachers' reprimands seemed to encourage rather than discourage his bad behavior.”
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Opposite of to strengthen by increasing in quantity
“You can reduce the sweetness by eliminating the honey, or by substituting in a pinch or two of stevia for the honey.”
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Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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Opposite of to amend or repair
“Take hold of the crystal gingerly, as if you are afraid to break it.”
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Opposite of make or become hard or harder
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Opposite of to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factuality of
“Of course, they look for information that they want to hear and they try to disprove or suppress information they don't want to hear.”
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Opposite of to apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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Opposite of to elaborate on a point, statement or argument
“I'm going to try to summarize in a few paragraphs the qualities that make up a good player.”
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Opposite of to support or hold up
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