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What is the opposite of contend?

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Opposite of to engage in a competition or contest
Opposite of to assert something as a position in an argument
Opposite of to state assertively or emphatically
Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
“The law provides for the reduction of penalties, as long as the taxpayer will agree to fully accept the charges laid.”
Opposite of to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
“Some theorists speculate that the universe will end in a big crunch when everything collapses in on itself.”
Opposite of to engage in a war
“Firms may be able to cooperate by agreeing to abide by the decisions of an external regulator who can be appointed by the firms.”
Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
Opposite of to engage in hostilities or an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
Opposite of to express different opinions about something, often angrily
“Many would agree that it is better to prevent things from happening than trying to fix things that have already been broken.”
Opposite of to make a concerted effort towards achieving a result
Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Scanlan does not attempt to excuse the disturbing character of some of Dostoevsky's rhetoric, though he does note that the novelist does not seek to attack their civil liberties.”
Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
Opposite of to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“An incumbent may decide to forgo the next election when certain conditions are met.”
Opposite of to be able to match or compete with (a competitor, opponent or peer)
Opposite of to battle or fight in support or defense of something
“In August 1552, the young Tsar led a Russian army, perhaps 150,000 strong, to besiege Kazan, a walled and moated town set on a hill.”
Opposite of to engage in forceful or violent confrontations
“Chester would agree with Jesse that his car was gone.”
Opposite of to struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The network will finally bow to mounting pressure to remove the controversial show from its nightly rotation.”
(with object) Opposite of to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
“He acknowledged that he had an immediate gut reaction to government requests for the media to withhold information.”
Opposite of to have or hold as an opinion or belief
Opposite of to be out of harmony, usually noticeably
Opposite of to set or play off one, or oneself, against another
“Jonas has this innate ability to team himself with the strongest participant or participants in any given group activity.”
Opposite of to deal with (something), usually effectively
“Despite the delay, the major car manufacturer would openly declare that they did not mishandle their launch campaign.”
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