What is the opposite of controlling?

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Adjective
Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
Opposite of central, most important
Adjective
Opposite of dominant or influential
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or having the power to put plans or actions into effect
Adjective
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
Adjective
Opposite of holding a dominant status or position
“And all subordinate authorities, at whatever level, were expressly forbidden to alter, gloss, or interpret the law in any way.”
Adjective
Opposite of demanding someone's total attention and love
Adjective
Opposite of filling a place
Adjective
Opposite of acting to hinder or obstruct competition
Adjective
Opposite of excessive, as results from obsession
Adjective
Opposite of having influence or power
“The errand boy was an insignificant person, mostly unrecognized by those around him.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“His punches were weak and slow, and I can claim with confidence that he was the worst boxer that I had ever seen.”
Adjective
Opposite of vigorous and energetic
Adjective
Opposite of utterly consuming one's time and attention
Noun
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 manner in which an organization or activity is managed or directed
“The Council's inaction has allowed a worsening of conditions at the spot.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to restrain or to keep in check
Free yourself from the tyranny of emotional baggage, and you will be able to move on.”
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