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What is the opposite of bolster?

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Opposite of to strengthen or provide support to
Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
Opposite of to confirm, strengthen, or support something with additional evidence
(typography) Opposite of to make a typeface have a thicker or heavier stroke
“I can't read any of this until you narrow the typeface.”
Opposite of to increase in degree, amount, size, or value
“By considering the collateral and cascading effects in military planning, one can plan actions to mitigate the likelihood of negative and unintended effects.”
Opposite of to prop up
“I will lift my tired legs from this couch once they are fully rested.”
Opposite of to free from fear, doubt or anxiety
“They might in fact, have borne down a great deal more than they met with, for there was little to distress them beyond the want of graciousness and warmth.”
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.”
Opposite of to contribute in some way to
“The wrong colors will certainly worsen the room's dullness.”
Opposite of to make progress in the state or skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Now fans have taken to social media to slam the decision to remove Candice, who they argued was showing impressive strength and resolve throughout the process.”
Opposite of to provide moral support
“His decision to dissociate himself from the controversial organization was met approvingly by the wider public.”
Opposite of to brace or provide support to
Opposite of to provide encouragement to
Opposite of to provide assistance, typically financially
“The billionaire would withhold his financial backing from any causes that were not in line with his vision for the future.”
Opposite of to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“Speeding reduces the time you have to react to a potential crash and can increase the force of the impact.”
Opposite of a pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
Opposite of a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
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