What is the opposite of activate?

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Opposite of to put into action
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to stimulate or become stimulated
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Opposite of to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them, but I would urge caution and some sensible risk assessment.”
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Opposite of to come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
“The two tribes have agreed to cease all hostilities with each other in order to bring peace and harmony to their own villages.”
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(computing, electronics) Opposite of to make operational
“If you disable Bluetooth on your computer, you will not be able to pair your fancy, newfangled headphones.”
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Opposite of to trigger or start movement or progress
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Opposite of to set up or establish
“Bad business practices would ultimately destroy the company.”
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Opposite of to push steadily against with some force
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Opposite of to fire (a gun or missile)
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