What is the opposite of argue?

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Opposite of to exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way
“There is that picture out there we could all agree that shouldn't be taken even by the family.”
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Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
“The law provides for the reduction of penalties, as long as the taxpayer will agree to fully accept the charges laid.”
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Opposite of to demonstrate or support the truth or value of
“His peers will attempt to disprove the theory, not because they are mean-spirited disbelievers, but because they recognize that a theory can only be disproven.”
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Opposite of to debate, disagree, or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints
“I don't always agree with her, but she is right on this point.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to agree through arguments or earnest requests
“They used their utmost endeavors to dissuade him from sending this unhappy prisoner to that infected house.”
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(about a particular subject) Opposite of to express or communicate one's opinion or ideas with a person or a group of people
“The coach continually tried to skirt the issue when pressed about cultural problems within the team.”
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Opposite of to have a quarrel or argument with someone
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Opposite of to state one's position, either in agreeance or opposition on a particular subject
“Some may disagree, but I think the former is a much stronger statement without the qualification.”
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Opposite of to present formally for discussion or consideration
“The politician would recant his statement when it caused a public outcry.”
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Opposite of to quarrel or argue
“We gel with each other very well, and rarely give in to bickering.”
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Opposite of to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
“Some theorists speculate that the universe will end in a big crunch when everything collapses in on itself.”
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Opposite of present a defense
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Opposite of to engage in an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
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Opposite of assert something as a position in an argument
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Opposite of to express verbally
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Opposite of to speak in opposition to
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Opposite of use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Scanlan does not attempt to excuse the disturbing character of some of Dostoevsky's rhetoric, though he does note that the novelist does not seek to attack their civil liberties.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
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Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
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Opposite of to give a hint of
“They used myth to explain natural phenomena, cultural variations, traditional enmities, and friendships.”
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Opposite of to consider to be true without evidence
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Opposite of to dispute the validity of
“To the astonishment of the jury, the defendant's lawyer would accept the evidence presented by the prosecutor.”
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