What is the opposite of choose?

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Opposite of to select from a number of given options
“Now go back to the Layers dialog, select the Red channel, and deselect the Green.”
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(choose to) Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“It's a very small-scale event, so please don't dither, dally or delay.”
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Opposite of to have a preference or liking for
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Opposite of to (officially) decide on or establish something
“Harry's deliberate actions was a severe shock to Brian's sensitive and affectionate nature and seemed for a time to unsettle his plans and mar his hopes.”
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Opposite of to choose or decide
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Opposite of to decide on an option (from a range of options)
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Opposite of to appoint or specify as a selection
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Opposite of to select (someone or something) from a range of possibilities
“Vegetables are something I disprefer over having a nice juicy steak.”
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Opposite of to decide definitely in favor of (one of two or more possibilities)
“Many oppose the cause of temperance because they know nothing or nearly nothing of it.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or agreement about
“Something has come up and I will need to cancel our appointment for tomorrow.”
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Opposite of to pick one option over another
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“I absolutely disfavor just lazing about at home instead of going out for a walk.”
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Opposite of to select or designate for a role or activity
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Opposite of to decide on
“The myriad proposals have only served to confuse what should be our best course of action.”
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Opposite of to give an authoritative or decisive command or order
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Opposite of to have a preference for
“He might be a popular celebrity, but he tends to avoid the limelight.”
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Opposite of to make a choice, especially for a given job, position or role
“The council did give Bishop Diomid a last chance to repent, and if he does, the decision to strip him of his position will not go into force.”
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Opposite of to separate or isolate
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“The Prime Minister said that he was willing to open Peace Talks without preconditions.”
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Opposite of to cite or reference
“The teacher would typically invent new and creative phrases to demonstrate the use of various words in sentences.”
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