What is the opposite of rising?

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Adjective
Opposite of becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
Adjective
Opposite of starting out or in the early stages of development
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Adjective
Opposite of displaying what is likely to develop in a desirable or successful way
“All he has shown thus far is that he will be a questionable asset to this company.”
Adjective
Opposite of coming into view or into existence
Adjective
Opposite of moving, pointing, or leading to a higher place, point, or level
Adjective
Opposite of sloping upwards
Adjective
Opposite of rising again
Adjective
Opposite of climbing or increasing
Adjective
Opposite of significant in elevation
“The view from the top of the low hill was rather limited and uninspiring.”
Adjective
(of an object) Opposite of having a greater than average height
“The town center consisted mostly of offices and shops housed in low buildings.”
Adjective
Opposite of occurring during wakefulness
Adjective
Opposite of about to happen or take place
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of evelating or rising up
Noun
Opposite of a popular revolt that attempts to overthrow a government or its policies
Noun
Opposite of a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system
“After years of peace and world unity, an evil dictator had begun to emerge and was desperately trying to take over the world single-handedly.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
Noun
Opposite of an opposition or mutiny
“The surrender of the protestors was instigated through the use of strong-arm tactics employed by the government.”
Adverb
(of the tide) Opposite of rising in level
“The tide flowed high and the tide flowed low, and the reefs were bright with their brightest glow.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move upwards
“The eagle would descend from the skies before perching itself on a tree branch.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to emerge by means of an upward movement
“At dusk, we sat by the lake and watched the sun disappear below the horizon.”
Verb
(of a structure or natural feature) Opposite of present participle for to be, or to appear to be, taller than the surrounding landscape
“The landscape would flatten out once we had driven past the mountains.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to increase in quantity, size, or degree
“Supply was high, demand was low, and prices would drop as a consequence.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to get better
“My purchasing power would worsen substantially after I was laid off.”
Verb
(of a sound) Opposite of present participle for to become louder or higher in pitch
“His anger dissipated and his tone would gradually hush as he calmed down.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to get to one's feet
“Please sit once we have confirmed your attendance by calling out your name.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to get out of bed
“I can usually sleep soundly at night after a hard day at work.”
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Opposite of present participle for to increase in value or standing
“After a number of scandals, he would fall from being considered a respected lawyer to an object of scorn.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be restored to life
“Many valiant lives would perish on that fateful day, never to rise again, but forever to be remembered.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to become disobedient against authority
“Citizens acknowledged the improving economy and would comply with new measures introduced by the government.”
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Opposite of present participle for to improve in mood or disposition
“Little Ricky's spirits would dampen when his mother refused him a cookie for his bad behavior.”
Verb
(of land or a natural feature) Opposite of present participle for to incline upwards
“Our journey on foot would get easier because the trail would go downhill for the rest of the way.”
Verb
(of a meeting or a session of a court) Opposite of present participle for to adjourn
“The magistrate declared that court would resume tomorrow morning.”
Verb
(rise to) Opposite of present participle for to react with annoyance or anger
“He would always look to words of comfort from his supporters to calm him during times of stress.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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