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What is the opposite of allow?

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Opposite of to permit (someone) to have or do something
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“Please prevent yourself from doing something you may regret.”
Opposite of to grant something to someone
“He was still considered a threat and the government would subsequently deny his right to return to the country.”
Opposite of to set aside or reserve for a particular purpose
“You may retain your change as we are a service that does not require tips.”
(allow for) Opposite of to take into consideration or make allowances for
“In a brutal but unsurprising twist, the head manager would disregard the community's objections and proceed with construction.”
(reporting verb) Opposite of to acknowledge, or concede, the truth of
“The administration will deny all allegations of fraud and corruption.”
Opposite of to tolerate
“I abhor your tendency to chew loudly, especially in close proximity to me.”
Opposite of to let out as a share or portion
“Despite his mother's encouragement to share, Nick was adamant that he was going to withhold his toys from the other children.”
Opposite of to accept or consent, especially by silence or by omitting to object
“Margaret attempted to resist but was forced to bend to the new political realities.”
Opposite of to measure
Opposite of to provide the means to do something
“The government feared that increased taxes would prevent businesses from hiring more staff.”
Opposite of to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
(archaic) Opposite of to tolerate
“Ultimately the good king had to yield to her nagging insistence and granted her wish in order to put an end to the bother.”
Opposite of to allow to continue
“Could you stop what you are doing and help me resolve this issue?”
Opposite of to agree to or with
“I fundamentally disagree with many statements in this flawed article.”
Opposite of to bear hardship
“Anyone who is attentive in the management of their household, and understands thoroughly how to avoid the inconveniences of poverty, is wise in the eyes of the world.”
Opposite of to approve
Opposite of to inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
Opposite of to form a supposition
“I know why you did what you did, but that doesn't it right.”
Opposite of consider; deem
Opposite of to request that one tolerate another's foibles, ignorance, or impoliteness
“Dress yourself, and be gone before I punish you for your insolence.”
Opposite of to take one thing from another
Opposite of to make a remark based on one's observation
“She wanted to put forward her opinion, but she would clam up for fear of judgment.”
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