What is the opposite of accept?

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Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
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(of a job or task) Opposite of to agree to take responsibility of
“Due to personal reasons, I will have to relinquish any responsibility I have in this project moving forward.”
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Opposite of to admit or welcome into a place or a group
“MENSA would snub Frank as a member because he did not meet their intellectual requirements.”
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(of a proposition) Opposite of to believe as valid or correct
“Christine would disbelieve Brett's explanation that he liked beer, but never misbehaved because of it.”
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(of a proposal) Opposite of to agree or consent to
“Harvey would challenge Rose's suggestion that they should just be friends, and paid the price for it.”
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(of something unpleasant) Opposite of to tolerate or submit to
“He would still be in denial of the fact that he would not get the promotion he desired.”
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Opposite of to express approval or agreement
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Opposite of to take something that has been given, offered or paid
“The organization will offer shelter, provisions, and food to those affected by the wildfires.”
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Opposite of to endure or go through (an ordeal)
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Opposite of to trust or accept as truth
“You are an incorrigible cynic who will doubt anything you hear.”
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(something sent) Opposite of to take or accept delivery of
“Is it particularly necessary to send this many Christmas cards out?”
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Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
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Opposite of to suppose to be the case, without proof
“These matters are of grave public concern and the people deserve to know the truth.”
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Opposite of to tolerate or allow (something that is generally frowned on)
“Another tactic, which I abhor, was to use pepper, chili or anything to irritate the hounds' noses.”
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Opposite of to acknowledge the existence of
“It is a fair question, but we should not overlook the assumptions that underlie it.”
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Opposite of to bear hardship
“Anyone who is attentive in the management of their household, and understands thoroughly how to avoid the inconveniences of poverty, is wise in the eyes of the world.”
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Opposite of to observe or comply with
“One evening came when there were seven who dared to defy the order of the camp leader.”
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Opposite of to request that one tolerate another's foibles, ignorance, or impoliteness
“Dress yourself, and be gone before I punish you for your insolence.”
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Opposite of to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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(archaic) Opposite of to tolerate
“Ultimately the good king had to yield to her nagging insistence and granted her wish in order to put an end to the bother.”
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Opposite of to forgive (someone) for a fault or offense
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Opposite of to agree to or with
“I fundamentally disagree with many statements in this flawed article.”
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Opposite of to understand or accept the validity of
“He has a penchant for using sarcasm, which often leads people to misunderstand the point he is making.”
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Opposite of be deceived by
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