What is the opposite of answer?

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Noun
Opposite of something that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation
“You have raised a very good question!”
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Opposite of a defense against an accusation
“The defendant did not make an admission to the charges, and a verdict cannot be reached at this time.”
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Opposite of a solution to a problem or dilemma
“Whether I take the red pill or the blue pill is the dilemma I'm currently faced with.”
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Opposite of a plan, or set of actions proposed or used to solve a problem
“I have a solution for your current predicament but you are not going to like it.”
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Opposite of something that provides a means of understanding or achieving something
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Opposite of something done, spoken, felt, or thought in response to a situation or event
“Her nonreaction was seen as further evidence of her toughness and imperviousness to criticism.”
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Opposite of a sound or sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener
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Opposite of the action of solving a problem or contentious matter
“In order to cope, maladaptive patterns of behavior are put in place which contributes to the extension and prolonging of the problem and its treatment.”
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Opposite of the produced result or effect of a particular process or event
“Like coin tosses, there may be no salient causation to be discerned in the outcomes.”
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Opposite of a reactionary response to a product, service, or task
“The nonresponse we have received so far has been rather concerning.”
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Opposite of a written, typed, or printed communication, sent in an envelope by post or messenger
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Opposite of the act of opening, unfolding, or explaining
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Opposite of a statement or account that makes something clear
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Opposite of a morally acceptable explanation for behavior, or for a belief or occurrence
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Opposite of an instance of rebutting a claim or an accusation
“You will need substantiation in case he tries to deny the claim later.”
Verb
Opposite of to say or write as a reaction
“Not knowing the answer, Peter decided to ignore the question and move on to the next problem.”
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Opposite of to be suitable for fulfilling or satisfying a need
“The business will breach its legal compliance if certain regulatory actions have not been completed in a timely manner.”
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Opposite of to correspond to specified features or characteristics
“The Lee twins may look alike, but their personalities contradict each other.”
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Opposite of to respond to a telecommunications call
“I frequently ignore calls that come from telemarketing companies.”
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Opposite of to bring fulfillment or happiness to one's life
“I hope I've done nothing to dissatisfy any of the tenants, least of all you, sir.”
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(respond to) Opposite of to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
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Opposite of to fulfill a desire, demand or need
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Opposite of to fill in its entirety
“The form was filled out incorrectly. Please restart and try again.”
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Opposite of to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
“When I began to question him about his unsavory past, he merely rolled his eyes in contempt.”
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Opposite of to find an answer or solution to a problem or question
“When one employs no method of aggregation, then the data from multiple speakers appears only to confuse and confound the problem.”
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Opposite of to set free, especially from entanglement or difficulty
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Opposite of act in response to something
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Opposite of to correspond or be in harmony with
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Opposite of to speak in opposition to
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Opposite of pick up the telephone
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Opposite of to arrive at an answer through logic
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Opposite of to resolve (a contest, decision, problem or dispute)
“The umpire appears to misjudge a decision, confusing players and supporters alike.”
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Opposite of to analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
“Many in his field generally agree with his theory.”
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Opposite of to decipher or solve through reasoning, analysis or logic
“You can use this software to encrypt the file.”
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Opposite of to utter words using speech
“You must be quiet when the interviewer asks you not to say anything.”
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(conform to) Opposite of to be like or in accordance with
“How does this racket sport differ from any other racket sport apart from the shuttlecock?”
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Opposite of to suffer misfortune as a consequence of an action
“It's only for this special occasion that an exception has been made because we wanted to reward all of you for your hard work.”
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