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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(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 plead, appeal for
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Opposite of to set before the mind for consideration
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Opposite of to order something done
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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 receive (someone) as a guest and provide them with food and drink
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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 put a question or questions to
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Opposite of 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 place in danger
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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