What is the opposite of uphold?

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Opposite of to sustain or support (something which has been questioned)
“The respondent requests that this matter be deferred until his motions are resolved, as he is seeking to overturn the verdict in his case.”
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Consequently, they tried to develop new forms of ethnographic representations or even abandon the notion of representation as a whole.”
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Opposite of to physically hold up or serve as a foundation for
“She sternly advised her daughter not to stamp her feet so as to not risk shaking the girders and destabilize the bridge.”
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Opposite of to elevate to a higher place or position
Lower the right side a tad, and the position of the frame will be perfect.”
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Opposite of to give formal consent to
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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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 act in accordance to the terms of
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Opposite of to uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
“There is suspicion that some political leaders may manipulate and corrupt the law to serve their personal ends.”
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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 physically move from a lower to a higher place or position
“After executing the movement, lower the bar back slowly to its original position.”
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Opposite of to hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Is it unfair to describe him as something of a megalomaniac, where even allowing for his enormous contribution he appears to refuse to even partially relinquish his power?”
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Opposite of to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
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Opposite of to support the weight of
“The carriages will break under the weight of all that we're taking with us to Mount Vernon.”
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Opposite of to be supportive of someone
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Opposite of to lift or raise something by grasping it
“Do not drop that sheet of glass or it will be very expensive to replace.”
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Opposite of to bear or support without breaking or failing
“Apparently, paleontologists have wondered for years as to why the brachiosaurus didn't collapse under its own weight.”
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Opposite of to be compatible or consistent with
“She complained that a standard witness oath would conflict with an oath she had previously sworn to maintain confidentiality about meetings with her king.”
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Opposite of to enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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Opposite of to show steadfast support for
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Opposite of to lift, raise, or set in an upright position
“The seal would feel a charm, raise and shake its flippers, roll over on its side and back as if perfectly delighted, and then drop its head to sleep.”
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