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What is the opposite of develop?

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Opposite of to advance or to promote the growth of
“The athlete knew that he would regress his skills if he did not continue to train hard.”
Opposite of to gradually appear or increase in detail
“Let us analyze the facts as they are now before they begin to complicate matters.”
Opposite of to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
Opposite of to design or plan an approach for a given task or project
“Let's disregard any ideas for a new website design because it is just fine as it is.”
Opposite of to express in greater detail
“The artist usually had a great range of ideas which she would then condense into a single masterpiece.”
Opposite of to acquire something, usually over a period of time
“I began to lose my appreciation for spices after being away from India for several years.”
Opposite of to come into being as a result of something
“The tadpole will complete its metamorphosis when it becomes a frog.”
Opposite of to become mature, old or ripe
“Food will spoil if left on the counter at room temperature for too long.”
Opposite of to become ill with
“He would, fortunately, recover from the crippling disease by his thirties.”
Opposite of to build, renovate or refurbish
“Our plan is to demolish these buildings to make way for new ones.”
(of countries) Opposite of to become technologically advanced
“The corrupt leader's actions would antiquate his already backwards nation.”
Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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Opposite of to create something, typically using ingenuity or creativity
Opposite of to catch a disease or illness
“It typically takes about a week to recover from a cold or flu.”
Opposite of to occur or follow as the consequence of something
“The leader's haughtiness and aloofness would cause a state of derangement in large swathes of the populace due to their extreme hatred for him.”
Opposite of to happen or take place, especially following an earlier event
(a cause or venture) Opposite of to support, advocate, or encourage
“Big crowds tend to impede my ability to hear myself think.”
Opposite of to prepare something in advance
“The coach was out of ideas and it was now up the players to get creative and improvise.”
Opposite of to turn out or come to be in a specified way
Opposite of to produce flowers, or to be in flower
“As the plants began to wither and die, John regretted the fact that he hadn't installed the expensive irrigation system he had considered buying the year before.”
Opposite of to devise and carry out how something looks and functions
“Your blatant attempt to plagiarize another artist's work will not go unnoticed.”
Opposite of to gradually appear or develop
“There was an assortment of fine traceries on his body. Most were from shallower cuts and would eventually disappear, while others would not.”
Opposite of to happen, transpire, or take place
“We plan on spending the weekend together, the whole family, and I really hope those plans don't fall through because of Felipe's work.”
(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“We would miss many great opportunities as we were not paying attention.”
Opposite of to emerge or materialize, typically unexpectedly
Opposite of to be a pioneer in a particular activity
Opposite of to contract an illness
“I am hoping to avert hayfever this spring season, but early signs are not promising.”
Opposite of to make or get ready
“Is it possible for you to rearrange your schedule so that you can perform most of your specific tasks at the time of day that you are most energized?”
(of an event or activity) Opposite of to make arrangements or preparations for
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