What is the opposite of achieve?

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Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
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Opposite of to finish or reach the end successfully
“Tim planned to begin his commitment to weight loss once he had finished his chocolate hot fudge sundae.”
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to attain or achieve
“If I surrender my search for love now, I don't think I'll feel a shred of regret.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of to achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
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Opposite of to achieve or bring (something) to completion
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Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
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Opposite of to complete or fulfil
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Opposite of to come to an awareness of something
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
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Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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(arrive at) Opposite of to reach (a conclusion or decision)
“Despite walking away from his post, he would challenge their assertion that he was a failure.”
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Opposite of to provide or produce (something promised or expected)
“The boy's confidence in her hospitality touched Mrs. Bhaer, and she could not find the heart to disappoint his hope, and spoil his kind little plan.”
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Opposite of to deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently
“The police did not officially abandon the case, but would merely deprioritize it pending further developments.”
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Opposite of to succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
“In business, architects often miss the mark by not asking the users what they want.”
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Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“Kieran said he was just happy to finish first, but to beat the world record was a nice bonus.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or agreement about
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Opposite of to scheme or plot, typically in a manipulative or deceitful manner
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Opposite of to act in accordance to the terms of
“They had every state-of-the-art surveillance gadget focused on him, and they had expected that he would breach the terms of his contract with an indiscrete moment on the computer.”
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Opposite of to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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