What is the opposite of allow?

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(someone) Opposite for to permit to have or do something
“If everyone in this family can do their bit and prevent themselves from doing something stupid at least once a day, that would be much appreciated.”
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(something) Opposite for to grant permission to
“He was still considered a threat, and thus, the government will subsequently deny his right to return to the country.”
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Opposite for to set aside or reserve for a particular purpose
“You may retain your change as we are a service that does not require tips.”
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(allow for) Opposite for to accommodate or make provisions for
“In a brutal but unsurprising twist, the head manager had planned to disregard the community's objections and go ahead with the construction.”
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Opposite for to let out as a share or portion
“Despite his mother's encouragement to share, Nick was adamant that he was going to withhold it.”
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(reporting verb) Opposite for to acknowledge the truth of or concede
“The administration will deny all allegations of fraud and corruption.”
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Opposite for to tolerate
“I abhor your tendency to chew loudly, especially in close proximity to me.”
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