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What is the opposite of uplift?

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Opposite of to physically move from a lower to a higher place or position
Opposite of to elevate to a higher place or position
Opposite of to give new life to, or to restore to a healthy condition
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 lift or move to a higher position or level
“Please lower your hands. Your questions will be addressed at the end of the session.”
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 enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
Opposite of to bring to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
Opposite of to delight, or to give pleasure or satisfaction to
“The room had become deathly quiet, each crew member standing erectly as not to further displease their captain.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of to provide encouragement to
Opposite of to trigger enthusiasm or eagerness
“The movie's plot was terrible and only served to bore us to death.”
Opposite of to strengthen in position
“His jealous colleagues worked hard and strategically to impede his progression within the firm.”
Opposite of to get better
“My purchasing power would worsen substantially after I was laid off.”
(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of to give a boost or energy to
Opposite of something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity
Opposite of a feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation
Opposite of something that makes one feel more energetic or cheerful
Opposite of an act of lifting or raising to a higher level
“You will experience a slight drop after I let go.”
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