What is the opposite of sustain?

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Opposite of to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
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Opposite of to endure a challenging or traumatic experience
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Opposite of to bear or support without breaking or failing
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Opposite of to strengthen or support physically or mentally
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(care for) Opposite of to look after
“It was a common trait among the male species to abandon its young family once they were old enough to fend for themselves.”
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(specified treatment) Opposite of to be subjected to
“We've managed to avert disaster, but we're not out of the woods yet.”
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Opposite of to endure, go through (an ordeal)
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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Opposite of to resist or withstand something that is difficult to endure
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Opposite of bring upon oneself
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Opposite of to be capable of supplying
“Unfortunately, based on our calculations, wind farms will be deficient for our total national energy requirement.”
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Opposite of to resist or endure (something) successfully
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Opposite of to make a living for the benefit of others
“The presiding judge could not understand why a mother would choose to gamble her life savings and ignore her family's needs.”
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Opposite of to maintain (something) in its original or existing state
“Take the appropriate precautions to make sure that you do not damage the new door skin or inner panel.”
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Opposite of to demonstrate to be true based on facts
“Steven's defense team fought hard to disprove the evidence brought forward by the prosecutors.”
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Opposite of to preserve (something) by not expending or using it
“Susie loves to utilize her time by reading fantasy and science-fiction novels.”
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Opposite of to be able to endure or tolerate
“As time passed, Suzanne began to falter under the weight of carrying her many burdens.”
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Opposite of to maintain in a good state or condition
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Opposite of to strengthen or stabilize
“The lies are just the latest attempt to destabilize a fractured country.”
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Opposite of to keep safe from harm, injury or extinction
“The construction of a new or improved highway would further endanger the existence of those species with habitats located in the path of development.”
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(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of to give a boost or energy to
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Opposite of to have an experience of
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Opposite of extend, draw out
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Opposite of to make stronger or more solid
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Opposite of persevere with
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Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
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Opposite of to face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
“We decided to escape the bad weather and call it a day.”
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