What is the opposite of adopted?

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Opposite of to have accepted or received, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but ultimately failed at winning a medal during the tournament.”
(of a place or position) Opposite of to have occupied
“We reluctantly forfeited our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
Opposite of to have accepted
“I turned down the first job I was offered as I was confident of getting some better offers.”
Opposite of to have utilized or employed a tangible object
“He often misused a fork for drinking soup.”
Opposite of past tense for to legally care for another's child
“He could not abandon his dog, and he roamed once more down into the misty valley, whistling softly and with great caution a repetition of two notes.”
Opposite of past tense for to choose to take up, follow, or use
“The two nations declared in the Atlantic Charter that they believed that all nations of the world must come to abandon the use of force to attain their goals.”
Opposite of past tense for to choose or select from a set of options
“We would then narrow down and screen the standout candidates and dismiss the unsuitable ones.”
Opposite of very commonly encountered or observed
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
Opposite of fake, especially with an intent to deceive
Opposite of supported
Opposite of treated or regarded with partiality
“When they could not procure the mahi-mahi, Johnny reluctantly accepted the mackerel, his unpreferred choice.”
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