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 accommodate or make provisions 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 provide the means to do something
“The government feared that increased taxes would prevent businesses from hiring more staff.”
Opposite of to give to another for temporary use with the understanding that it or a like thing will be returned
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.”
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 hold and state as one's opinion
Opposite of to approve
Opposite of divide up and share out
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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