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What is the opposite of illuminate?

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Opposite of to light up or brighten with light
“She turned off the overhead light, pulled the blinds to darken the room further, and flipped on a dim table lamp instead.”
Opposite of to help to clarify or explain
“Mulder's desire is to dispel the lies that obscure the truth and liberate it from the powers that hold it in restraints.”
Opposite of to illustrate with pictures
“He would then caption the hilarious image of his daughter with a funny quip relating to fatherhood.”
(deemphasize) Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“Neoanalytic theorists tend to deemphasize the importance of unconscious motives, but they never deny the influence of such factors on behavior.”
(de-emphasize) Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
“Superficial self-help jargon, abusive application of talk-show psychology, and inaccurate information would misguide her because of her own well-concealed insecurity.”
Opposite of to communicate an idea
Opposite of to make or become brighter with light
Opposite of to provide (someone) with an understanding of something profound
Opposite of to radiate rays of light
“As the group moved deeper into the crevice, it started to darken and narrow.”
Opposite of to hold in high esteem, or to elevate in status
Opposite of to inspire (with a given quality)
“She crept to the extremity, and found it strongly blocked up with large stones and earth, rammed together in such a manner as nearly to extinguish all hope of escape.”
Opposite of to have as a prominent attribute or aspect
“Many news stories fail to provide enough detail about data sources or omit important details about what the data represents.”
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