What is the opposite of contend?

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Opposite of to engage in a competition or contest
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Opposite of assert something as a position in an argument
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
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Opposite of to engage in an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
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Opposite of to try to cope with
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Opposite of struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of hold and state as one's opinion
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Opposite of to engage in forceful or violent confrontations
“Chester would agree with Jesse that his car was gone.”
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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.”
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(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.”
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Opposite of to be out of harmony, usually noticeably
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