What is the opposite of attract?

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(repel) Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“Laying on the cologne may actually repel the ladies, rather than attract them.”
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(disinterest) Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“The worst sin a movie can do is to disinterest me with everything it sets out to be.”
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(shun) Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“Alan was desperate to find out what it was that was causing others to shun him.”
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(prevent) Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“A lack of marketing will prevent potential customers from knowing of your product.”
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Opposite of to pull toward without touching
“The strong force will repel protons from neutrons and vice versa.”
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(be attracted to) Opposite of to have a romantic interest in
“Don't assume that just because one or both of you are happily married, you will be unattracted to each other.”
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Opposite of to attract and hold interest and attention of
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Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
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Opposite of to attract the interest of, especially of a group
“The loss of flexibility a family suffers when it buys rather than rents will deter many buyers.”
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Opposite of to make happen or bring about
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Opposite of to fetch (an amount of money) as income or profit
“If the investment does not pan out, they will likely lose a lot of money.”
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