What is the opposite of affirm?

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Opposite of to state emphatically or publicly
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Opposite of to declare one's support or consent for
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Opposite of to state or express something in words (or sounds)
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Opposite of to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
“Some theorists speculate that the universe will end in a big crunch when everything collapses in on itself.”
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Opposite of to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
“I heard her mumble something under her breath as she was escorted out of the building.”
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Opposite of to trust or accept as true or credible
“You are an incorrigible cynic who will doubt anything you hear.”
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(with object) Opposite of to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
“He acknowledged that he had an immediate gut reaction to government requests for the media to withhold information.”
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“To say that fantasy movies have not been a big draw at the box office is to understate the matter.”
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Opposite of to enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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Opposite of to ensure or verify
“Because she has helped us before, it would be logical to assume that she will help us again.”
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