What is the opposite of back?

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Adjective
Opposite of of or at the back of something
“There was a rug in the front room of the house, but the other floors were bare.”
Adjective
(anatomy) Opposite of with respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located
“Ribs are straight or slightly biconcave and fade on the ventral surface where they merge into the lateral keel.”
Adjective
(future) Opposite of from or relating to the past
“My request was to eliminate this liability on the company so the banks could get their arms around what our future liabilities would be.”
Adjective
(current) Opposite of from or relating to the past
“The current frenzy seems more like political one-upmanship among governments than sound policy.”
Adverb
Opposite of towards a position further back
“With your knees slightly bent, bend forward and touch your toes.”
Adverb
Opposite of at a distance away
“Some distance ahead, the hall bent to the left, and from those hidden precincts glowed a nimbus of yellowish luminescence.”
Adverb
Opposite of a given period of time ago
“The judge will likely render a verdict between a few months and a year hence.”
Adverb
Opposite of in, or towards, the opposite direction
“He felt light-hearted and elated, and proceeded straight to his friend's house.”
Adverb
Opposite of in the past
Adverb
Opposite of in the opposite direction
“If you keep walking straight, you will not miss it.”
Noun
Opposite of the back or tail end of a row or length
“It took a while to get to the front of the line, but it was certainly worth the wait.”
Noun
Opposite of the part or side of an object opposite the front
“The firemen confer with the organizers and then beckon them toward the front of the bus.”
Noun
Opposite of the side or part of an object that is not normally seen or used
“Line the driveway with luminarias and decorate the front of your house and lawn to set a celebratory mood.”
Noun
Opposite of the spinal column
Noun
Opposite of raw spot
Noun
Opposite of the rearmost part of a force, especially a detachment of troops that protect the rear of a retreating force
Noun
Opposite of a structure that complements or supplements something else
“Before induction into a specific branch of the armed forces, recruits undergo at least nine weeks of basic military training.”
Noun
(informal) Opposite of a person's buttocks
“The female is shorter and wider than the male, and a view of her venter was given.”
Verb
Opposite of to promote or support the interests or cause of
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“One resident who lives two doors away defiantly said he would oppose any plans to redevelop the area.”
Verb
Opposite of to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factuality of
“Of course, they look for information that they want to hear and they try to disprove or suppress information they don't want to hear.”
Verb
Opposite of to give financial, material, or moral support to
“He is accused of attempting to sabotage the eradication plan by giving rats an antidote to the poison used in the eradication.”
Verb
Opposite of to be complemented by as an accompaniment
“Heavy, overbearing guitars clash with feeble pianos, annoying violins, and misplaced horns.”
Verb
(back off/away) Opposite of to move backward, literally or figuratively
“The portion of the paratroopers under Sharon's command continued to advance to meet with the 1st Brigade.”
Verb
Opposite of to give formal consent to
Verb
Opposite of to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
Verb
Opposite of to be supportive of someone
Verb
Opposite of take an active interest in or be a supporter of
“When I was younger, I would dislike basketball, but I love it now.”
Verb
Opposite of to provide aid or support to someone
Verb
Opposite of to endow with a quality, ability, or asset
Verb
Opposite of to publicly support
“Do you oppose fascism while keeping fascists within your circle of friends?”
Verb
Opposite of act in accordance with
Verb
Opposite of to invest in or provide financial assistance
“Your bad financial advice could well bankrupt this venture.”
Verb
Opposite of to promise with certainty
“Making big purchases, opening new credit, missing payments, and cashing out are some common mistakes a home buyer can make to jeopardize a loan.”
Verb
Opposite of to offer a recommendation
Verb
Opposite of take a chance on winning
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