What is the opposite of conclude?

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(begin) Opposite of to bring to, or come to, an end
“With the definition of your problem in place, you may now begin the process of determining solutions.”
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(continue) Opposite of to bring to, or come to, an end
“I could walk from this cave, leave him to meet his maker, and continue the quest I was sent to do.”
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(prolong) Opposite of to bring to, or come to, an end
“All this dithering does is prolong the operation more than is necessary.”
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Opposite of to arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“I don't know where we are going, but I can only guess it's not going to be a beach paradise.”
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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 form an understanding or conclusion from something
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Opposite of to infer by extending known information
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Opposite of to have a belief or opinion about something, sometimes irrationally
“I will distrust in the existence of any deity until science has proven otherwise.”
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Opposite of to end or draw to a close
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Opposite of to carry out an action to the end
“I have realized that I should perhaps abandon my search for the perfect wife.”
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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Opposite of to finish off, especially in a memorable or satisfying fashion
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Opposite of to finalize or make certain of
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To bring about or cause something to happen
“I am going to effect some changes in the way chores are allocated in this household.”
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Opposite of to learn from information given
“Mr. Stevens, I think you misunderstand my point, so allow me to clarify.”
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Opposite of to logically form, or arrive at, an opinion or conclusion about something
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
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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 reach a decision or recommendation
“Over the next year, he would dither back and forth over his relationship with Peggy while the affair wound down.”
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Opposite of to suppose to be the case, without proof
“These matters are of grave public concern and the people deserve to know the truth.”
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Opposite of to ultimately develop or happen as a result
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Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
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Opposite of to reach (a conclusion) by deduction or inference from a set of circumstances
“Investigators urged the public not to jump to conclusions about the motives of the suspects.”
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Opposite of to make a choice from a range of possibilities
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Opposite of to reach a decision or agreement about
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Opposite of to become less strong in intensity, especially to the point of disappearing completely
“If your confidence isn't the greatest, start somewhere, anywhere, and let your confidence build over time as you practice your skills.”
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Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
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Opposite of to hold an opinion
“I doubt that the president should be spending so much time on social media.”
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Opposite of to produce a total by adding
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Opposite of to decide on and announce
“Passengers will be allowed to change or cancel the date of travel without penalty up until 24 hours prior to travel.”
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Opposite of to add, or act as, a finishing element to
“That splash of red does spoil what looked to be a beautiful painting of the Alaskan countryside.”
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Opposite of to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
“He enters a strong and solemn protest against that ANtinomian spirit which would reject the law as a rule of life.”
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Opposite of to deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently
“The police did not officially abandon the case, but would merely deprioritize it pending further developments.”
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Opposite of to discover (something) by guesswork or intuition
“You'll need to know the exact amount of energy required for the warrior to maintain his defenses.”
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