What is the opposite of affect?

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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“He tries hard to fulfill duties that represent honesty and kindness.”
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of to be a regular patron or visitor of
“Grey Worm would openly shun the attention given to him by Missandei, though deep down he desired her.”
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(rare) Opposite of to have an attraction to or feel affection for someone
“I despise that woman who so vehemently defended my close friend's tormentor.”
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Opposite of to conceal or disguise one's true feelings or beliefs
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(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“Rules concerning relationships contain a requirement to express positive emotions, but also to be honest, which implies the expectation to show true emotions.”
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Opposite of to affect
“I wouldn't be a good father if I weren't here trying to discourage you from executing such a dangerous strategy.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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Opposite of to cause a profound effect
“Postmodern thought tends to trivialize this desire, if not ignore it altogether.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of to affect without completely changing
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Opposite of to cause anguish or distress to
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
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Opposite of to adopt a feigned quality, manner or identity
Drop the accent, speak in your true voice, the fake accent is so unconvincing.”
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Opposite of to mimic (someone or something) scornfully or contemptuously
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Opposite of to obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
“This may sound to some like a formality, but it can expedite the process of erasing the past.”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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Opposite of to control or influence (a person or course of action)
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Opposite of to act on, or put into action, a request
“Your demands are unreasonable and I will do everything I can to repeal them.”
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Opposite of to be about
“The news report would ignore the recent reform bill.”
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Opposite of to hurt or distress emotionally
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Opposite of to behave affectedly, especially in order to impress others
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Opposite of to have a great influence on, or determine the nature of
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Opposite of take action
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Opposite of to fill or be in every part of
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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 be applicable or relevant
“Those who concoct these systems exempt themselves from condemnation.”
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Opposite of to exploit or use something to one's advantage
“As humans adapt to their environment, and as they change to meet new challenges posed by their constantly changing environments, their cultures change and evolve.”
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
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Opposite of to succeed in influencing or having an effect on
“A meaningless, colorless and dull project will not attain its goal and may even discourage people from participating in other measures.”
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Opposite of to charm or beguile
“Those earphones stuffed into your head will repel men from saying a single word to you.”
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Opposite of to pretend to be someone or something that one is not
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Opposite of be appropriate, related, or applicable to
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Opposite of to control or determine
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Opposite of to disconcert or cause to be confused
“We fail to understand exactly where this humor lies and would be much obliged if you would care to enlighten us.”
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Opposite of to be relevant or important to
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Opposite of to understand, or try to understand, something
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Opposite of to adopt (an idea or creation) as one's own
“They do not adopt an overtly political stance or contradict the precept that physical attractiveness equals romantic appeal.”
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Opposite of control or decisively affect
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(tell on) Opposite of to impact or take its toll on
“A nice and relaxing holiday would alleviate Katie from anxiety.”
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Opposite of to make or design (anything) from something that serves as a pattern
“If the contractor wishes to change his design as developed, the conditions once more are silent.”
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
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Opposite of to give force or effect toward
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Opposite of make or become more tender or loving
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Opposite of to make a transition or change
“I will continue to remain a blonde after my visit to the hairdresser.”
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Opposite of to fill or pervade with a quality or emotion
“Whenever I am frustrated at a person who hurt me, I write a letter without sending it, and it helps me clear my mind of anger.”
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