What is the opposite of ask?

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(answer) Opposite of to make an inquiry
“Steven would answer whenever the detectives queried him about his whereabouts on that fateful evening.”
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(argue) Opposite of to make an inquiry
“Steven would argue with the detectives when they accused him of the crime.”
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Opposite of to put forward one's questions
“Let me address the question you have posed.”
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Opposite of to make a request or demand of someone
“As you have ignored my requests to stop chattering while the movie is playing, I will now force you to do so.”
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Opposite of to invite someone somewhere
“We will now disinvite our neighbors over for lunch because they have proven themselves to be real jerks.”
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Opposite of to implore or make a request for
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(followed by for) Opposite of to look for or seek
“It took an enormous amount of effort to conceal the dwarf, but he was an important key in their plan for the takeover.”
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Opposite of to call on in support of an earnest request
“After being told that she could refuse their request to search her bags, Morgan consented.”
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Opposite of to put forward for consideration
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To order something done
“By all the awful obligations of your oath, I charge you to do your duty.”
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Opposite of to find out through making an inquiry
“Just ignore the possibility that your brother will not be coming home for dinner this evening.”
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Opposite of to ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
“I would strongly discourage you from using your general counsel to negotiate a New York City office lease.”
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(dated, slang) Opposite of to obtain money from, usually by borrowing (from a friend)
“My sister always gets herself into debt, and I have to loan her money to get her out of trouble.”
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Opposite of to request or order the presence or participation of (someone)
“We have no choice but to bar him from speaking because he refuses to observe the proprieties.”
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Opposite of to request or ask formally
“They demand the administration to free all political prisoners at once.”
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Opposite of to bring or invite someone to share in an activity
“Harmful gossip and rumors can create tension, factionalize groups and ostracize individuals.”
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Opposite of to interrogate with questions
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Opposite of to order or advise someone to do something
“Why is it so difficult for you to obey my instructions?”
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“Richard was to give four major castles to Philip and pay the cost of garrisoning them, along with other compensation.”
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Opposite of to make a formal application or request
“If you are sure you have lost your wallet, you will have to cancel all your current credit cards.”
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Opposite of to order or instruct to go, or come, to a particular destination or in a particular direction
“Desperate to save his city, he decided to withdraw forces from the Far East, where he had been awaiting a possible offensive from the enemy.”
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Opposite of to expose to danger or the risk of loss
Noun
Opposite of something asked or asked for
“Your ask is that I lend you my lawnmower for the evening, and my response is that I will be needing it during that time.”
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