What is the opposite of assist?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of giving aid to
“It was clear that his development was hampered by an impediment in his speech.”
Noun
(sport) Opposite of a pass from a teammate that results directly in a score
“It was a brilliant goal which came about from unselfish team play.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
“It would be such a disservice to raise him in an environment for which he would be unprepared to enjoy and appreciate.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of abetting or assisting in a crime, wrongdoing etc.
Noun
Opposite of practical, moral or emotional help or support given
“Though Dean was the only one of eight children in his family who wanted to continue with farming, he got nothing but discouragement from his parents.”
Noun
Opposite of a source of help or encouragement
“These unenforceable laws and insane concepts are nothing but a hindrance to progress and creativity.”
Verb
Opposite of to help or give aid to
more ❯
“The adjustable hood fits over helmets and hats and won't hinder your vision while you're out and about.”
Verb
Opposite of to promote or support the interests or cause of
“One resident who lives two doors away defiantly said he would oppose any plans to redevelop the area.”
Verb
Opposite of help or benefit
Verb
Opposite of to provide aid or support to someone
Verb
Opposite of to attend to the requirements of, especially a client or customer
“It is unacceptable for anybody working in a business to ignore the needs of the client.”
Verb
Opposite of to be a source of strength or support to someone going through difficulty
Verb
Opposite of to conduct or escort to a given place or location
Verb
Opposite of to strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Those unpleasant incidents would rankle in his mind and would plague him at nights when he lay sleepless, staring at the ceiling.”
Verb
Opposite of to refresh the memory of, especially encouraging someone to speak
“She gave Danny the cue to distract the best man from finishing his speech.”
Verb
Opposite of to participate or become involved in
Verb
(attend to) Opposite of to look after
“Brian was afraid that the doctor would ignore him if he gave his pain rating the wrong score.”
Verb
Opposite of to direct or escort someone to a given place
“Resist the temptation to listen to these concerns, because they are akin to the Odyssey's sirens in their attempt to entice and misdirect us from our ultimate destination.”
Verb
Opposite of to show someone the way
Follow the yellow brick road.”
Adjective
Opposite of making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
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