What is the opposite of allow?

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Opposite of to permit (someone) to have or do something
“Please prevent yourself from doing something you may regret.”
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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.”
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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.”
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(allow for) Opposite of to accommodate or make provisions for
“In a brutal but unsurprising twist, the head manager would disregard the community's objections and proceed with construction.”
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(reporting verb) Opposite of to acknowledge, or concede, the truth of
“The administration will deny all allegations of fraud and corruption.”
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Opposite of to tolerate
“I abhor your tendency to chew loudly, especially in close proximity to me.”
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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.”
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Opposite of to express approval or agreement
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Opposite of to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object
“Margaret attempted to resist but was forced to bend to the new political realities.”
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Opposite of to measure
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Opposite of to provide the means to do something
“The government feared that increased taxes would prevent businesses from hiring more staff.”
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Opposite of to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
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Opposite of to perceive or have an opinion about
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
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(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.”
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Opposite of to allow to continue
“Could you stop what you are doing and help me resolve this issue?”
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Opposite of to agree to or with
“I fundamentally disagree with many statements in this flawed article.”
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Opposite of hold and state as one's opinion
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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.”
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Opposite of to approve
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Opposite of to inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
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Opposite of consider; deem
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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.”
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Opposite of to suppose that something is true without any great conviction or strength of feeling
“I recognize that this is a contentious opinion and that I am on my own on this one.”
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Opposite of to take one thing from another
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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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Opposite of to have confidence in a person in terms of their ability to execute a task
“He was deemed unfit to have a pet, and it was thus prudent to remove the dog from his care.”
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