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What is the opposite of reinforce?

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Opposite of to make physically stronger or harder, especially with additional material
“Invaders would tunnel underground to weaken the castle walls and launched direct assaults this way.”
Opposite of to encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
“His attitude remained surly and his parents' and teachers' reprimands seemed to encourage rather than discourage his bad behavior.”
Opposite of to strengthen by increasing in quantity
“You can reduce the sweetness by eliminating the honey, or by substituting in a pinch or two of stevia for the honey.”
Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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Opposite of to confirm, strengthen, or support something with additional evidence
Opposite of to amend or repair
“Take hold of the crystal gingerly, as if you are afraid to break it.”
(of a feeling or problem) Opposite of to become worse or more intense
Opposite of to fortify or make more secure
Opposite of to apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
Opposite of to elaborate on a point, statement or argument
“I'm going to try to summarize in a few paragraphs the qualities that make up a good player.”
Opposite of to reinforce or make stronger
Opposite of to support or hold up
“For any type of hanging container, choose tomatoes with small fruit because the hanging vines break under the weight of a crop of large tomatoes.”
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