What is the opposite of cause?

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Noun
Opposite of something that is the source that produces a result
“The degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior state.”
Noun
Opposite of an explanation for an occurrence
“And yet, within this enormity, hidden on every page is a small boy who opens his eyes to witness the inexplicability of human sorrow.”
Noun
Opposite of the origin of something
“The end is near, and Winter is coming!”
Noun
Opposite of a belief that one supports
“Your actions have a sense of purposelessness that I find difficult to swallow.”
Noun
Opposite of a special effort exerted towards a particular goal
“Due to the controversy, there was genuine hesitation by the team to release the film to the public.”
Noun
Opposite of for the purpose of; in the interest of; in order to achieve or preserve
Noun
Opposite of an element or circumstance contributing to a result
“Together, each constituent contributes to the whole in its entirety.”
Noun
Opposite of an organized course of action to achieve a goal
Noun
Opposite of a lawsuit
Noun
Opposite of a vigorous campaign for political, social, or religious change
Noun
Opposite of basis, premise
Noun
Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence
Noun
Opposite of the justification for or reasoning behind something
Noun
Opposite of the contribution made by someone or something to an action or situation
Noun
Opposite of a claim that a circumstance means that one should not be blamed for or should not be forced to do something
Verb
Opposite of to affect
“I wouldn't be a good father if I weren't here trying to discourage you from executing such a dangerous strategy.”
Verb
Opposite of to instigate an action or event
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“Jon says that he wants to leave the Night's Watch because he is disgusted that Mormont already knew what Craster was doing but did nothing to stop it.”
Verb
Opposite of to motivate one to do something
“It is near impossible for you to demotivate me from playing Call of Duty.”
Verb
(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
Verb
(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Verb
Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring about
Verb
Opposite of to plan out usually with subtle skill or care
Verb
Opposite of to involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
Verb
Opposite of ask to do something socially
Verb
Opposite of to cause to remain as a trace or record
“You could try using baking soda to remove the stain.”
Verb
Opposite of mean or have as a result
Verb
Opposite of to trigger movement or progress
Verb
Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
Verb
Opposite of to announce the arrival of something
Verb
Opposite of to cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
“My parents would ask me nicely to practice the violin when I was younger.”
Verb
Opposite of bring to light
Adjective
Opposite of serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
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