What is the opposite of allowing?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to permit (someone) to have or do something
“Please prevent yourself from doing something you may regret.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to grant something to someone
“He was still considered a threat and the government would subsequently deny his right to return to the country.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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.”
Verb
(allow for) Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
(reporting verb) Opposite of present participle for to acknowledge, or concede, the truth of
“The administration will deny all allegations of fraud and corruption.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to tolerate
“I abhor your tendency to chew loudly, especially in close proximity to me.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle 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 his toys from the other children.”
Adjective
Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
Adjective
(susceptible of) Opposite of capable or admitting of
“Joshua's past had fully crippled him into believing that he was incapable of love and marriage.”
Conjunction
Opposite of supposing it is the case that
Noun
Opposite of act of recognizing the truth of something
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