What is the opposite of command?

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Noun
Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
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Opposite of the ability to use or control something
“There are cries of how lawyers and others have allegedly connived in the misapplication of justice.”
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Opposite of sovereignty, power or control
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Opposite of the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience
“Their powerlessness to control the raging protests across the country will result in small scale confrontations with police.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being expert
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
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Opposite of the state of being intractable
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of control of or dominion over an area or people
“Fundamentally, the subordination of the oppressed nations to the major powers is rooted in economic relations.”
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
Noun
Opposite of a place or component that is central to something
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Opposite of an official order or commission to do something
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Opposite of the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc
“Any town officer may be removed from office by the supreme court for any misconduct, maladministration, malfeasance, or malversation in office.”
Noun
Opposite of the management or guidance of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a dominant position in a competitive environment
“As we have only just started this company, we literally have the last place in our market right now.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or manner of controlling or regulating a state, organization, or people
“When law and order break down in a country, it is the first step towards anarchy and chaos.”
Noun
Opposite of the thing that one desires or ordains
“If you had been at one of those meetings, you could have expressed your undesire to have something like this occur.”
Noun
Opposite of knowledge gathered throughout one's life
“He was fresh out of college and his inexperience was obvious.”
Noun
Opposite of a distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
Verb
Opposite of to give an authoritative or peremptory order
“I wondered why he would ask me to take out the rubbish when he himself had nothing else on his agenda.”
Verb
Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“When his beloved mother died, Shaka became unhinged and began to mismanage his army.”
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Opposite of to be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something)
“Despite granting wage increases to teachers and doctors, he is starting to lose the support of the middle class.”
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Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
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Opposite of to be in charge or command of
“Several specialists would serve in a team led by Danny Ocean who wanted to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time.”
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Opposite of to give instructions
“The press should get things right, and not implicitly misinstruct the public.”
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Opposite of to command that something be done
“I ask that you reconsider your position on the verdict.”
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Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
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Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
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Opposite of to ask, or demand, something (of someone)
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Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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Opposite of to command or order (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to take, or be in, charge of
“As with the Italian condottiere, they were willing to serve any master with whom their chief could make satisfactory arrangements.”
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Opposite of stipulate action to be taken
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Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
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Opposite of to direct or influence the behavior or development of
“What that tells me is that right now, is that whatever is being reported could be information to deceive and mislead people.”
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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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Opposite of to possess or be responsible for
“Without his equipment, he will lack the necessary tools and equipment to build and repair the unit.”
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Opposite of to command the doing of by virtue of one's authority
“Prior to the assault, Warren was forced to cancel the attack after determining the strength of the now formidably entrenched Confederates.”
Verb
Opposite of to choose to do
“Homer tells Bart and Lisa they need not try if their best results in failure.”
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