What is the opposite of upgrade?

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Verb
Opposite of to move higher in rank or position
“The crew would overthrow their Captain, demote his status, and relegate him to the prison deck.”
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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 augment or make something greater
“Speaking without confidence will diminish your credibility.”
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Opposite of to adapt to modern needs, taste, or usage
“Surely, if my system's working fine, then I should just leave it as it is?”
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Opposite of to make better
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Opposite of to give a new and improved form, structure, or appearance to
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Opposite of to strengthen in position
“His jealous colleagues worked hard and strategically to impede his progression within the firm.”
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Opposite of to change, progress, or develop in a specified way
“He wasn't particularly ambitious and was happy to remain in his current position at the company.”
Verb
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position
“The Sergeant's fraudulent activities would result in his demotion in rank.”
Noun
Opposite of an improvement to the quality or state of something
“We flew economy for the first time and experienced a significant downgrade in comfort.”
Noun
Opposite of an upward slope or hill
“We proceeded with caution as we navigated the steep decline down the side of the hill.”
Noun
Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
Noun
An area of ground that tends evenly upward
Noun
Opposite of buildup or fortification
Noun
Opposite of a gradient or slope
Noun
Opposite of a sloping position or movement
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