What is the opposite of assert?

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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 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 make an assertion without proof
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Opposite of to state or express something in words (or sounds)
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Opposite of to state with assurance that a report or fact is true
“Brad would deny all of the accusations that had been leveled against him.”
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Opposite of to assume or consider that something is true or correct
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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 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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