What is the opposite of assert?

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Opposite of to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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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 express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
“I heard her mumble something under her breath as she was escorted out of the building.”
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“To say that fantasy movies have not been a big draw at the box office is to understate the matter.”
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Opposite of to promise or make certain
“I cannot believe that you would break your promise to spend the rest of your life with me.”
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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 consider to be true without evidence
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