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 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 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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Opposite of to discover through studying or searching
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
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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)
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Opposite of to obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods
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Opposite of to find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route)
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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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