What is the opposite of commit?

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Opposite of to perform an action
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Opposite of to pledge, give or set aside (resources) to another or for future use
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Opposite of to put send or confine (someone) to prison or a psychiatric hospital
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Opposite of to promise or make a guarantee to do something
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Opposite of to intend or plan to do something
“You decided to ignore your responsibility as a parent and instead, indulged in vices.”
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Opposite of to promise to give in marriage
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Opposite of to entrust a personal property or belonging to someone
“After a series of losses, he would withdraw his financial affairs from the investment company.”
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Opposite of to trust to the care of
“I will keep this sensitive material to myself as I do not trust anyone with it.”
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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Opposite of to be involved in
“As I am stretched for time, I will need to disengage myself from any additional activities or responsibilities.”
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Opposite of to give something towards a cause
“Rudolph would receive some much-needed donations for his medical bills.”
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Opposite of to refer (a matter for decision) to an authority
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Opposite of to have confidence in a person in terms of their ability to execute a task
“He was deemed unfit to have a pet, and it was thus prudent to remove the dog from his care.”
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Opposite of to perform or execute an action
“Are you just going to idle and do nothing?”
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Opposite of to hand over a right, position or power (to someone else)
“The Price of Prussia will accede to the transfer of power.”
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Opposite of to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of to occupy (oneself) diligently
“If you continue to procrastinate and twiddle your thumbs, you will never get anything done.”
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Opposite of to achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
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Opposite of to put in writing
“I would appreciate it if you could just allow me twenty minutes to read the newspaper this morning.”
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The unions hailed the decision as a victory and called on the trusts to abolish the charges permanently.”
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