What is the opposite of approach?

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Opposite for to come or go near, or nearer to, in place or time
“His pet dog would leave whenever he pointed to the door.”
Opposite for to draw near a specified destination
“The Vikings would retreat after being confronted with an unexpectedly fierce army of angry villagers.”
Opposite for to come close in quantity or quality
“The world's population will be a far cry from several hundred billion within a few decades.”
Opposite for to make contact with
“You should avoid the police department if you have been the perpetrator of a crime.”
Opposite for to make a request or suggestion
“Jayden would respond to our request that he join our chess club.”
Opposite for to make at attempt at handling a problem or policy
“We should just ignore this problem and let things resolve themselves naturally.”
Opposite for to begin an undertaking
“We will have a meeting later today to discuss how we can best finish this new project.”
Opposite for an initial proposal or request
“The last thing I need is a rejection from every venture capitalist when I need some investment in my company.”
Opposite for the act of drawing near
“Jaime Lannister watched in relief at the departure of Daenerys Targaryen's fire-breathing dragons.”
Opposite for an approximation to something
“His inane ramblings bore little dissimilarity to incoherence.”
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