What is the opposite of cover?

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Opposite of to place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
“Cover and cook for one minute, then uncover and add the asparagus peas or mangetouts.”
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Opposite of to hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
“Society would chastise him and he would never be able to show his face in public again.”
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Opposite of to include or deal with
“The figures exclude prescriptions that were dispensed by hospital pharmacies and medicines purchased over the counter.”
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Opposite of to report on in published media
“Instead of promoting justice in the case, his reaction, along with a group of newspaper editors, has been to suppress information about the case.”
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Opposite of to envelop in a layer of something
“Typically feeding on the ground, they uncover food by scratching with their feet or digging with their bills.”
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Opposite of to create or form a layer over
“The parakeets strip the bark off the rimu and the totara to get at the juice.”
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Opposite of to sprinkle a layer over
Remove the top layer of salt completely from the pork belly once it is out of the oven.”
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Opposite of to be inclusive of after payment of an agreed amount of money or funds
“Government data on wages and salaries also exclude fringe benefits.”
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Opposite of to give an alibi to
“The employee is then arrested and is urged to inform on his corrupt boss.”
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(a particular topic or subject) Opposite of to provide insight into
“My biggest concern is that the speaker will likely ignore the most pertinent issue that is on our minds.”
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Opposite of wrap up, cover, or surround completely
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Opposite of to prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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Opposite of to cover or wrap loosely with folds of cloth
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Opposite of to move over or back and forth over
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Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
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Opposite of gradually spread through or over
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Opposite of to cause to participate in an activity or situation
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Opposite of to move, usually over long distances
“After much deliberation, Nelly and her family decided to remain in their country.”
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Opposite of to obscure or block out (light)
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Opposite of to physically make unclear or less visible
“The news anchor would throw over to the announcer to reveal the winner of the first prize.”
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Opposite of to pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of to cover with a layer
Bury the clippings several feet underground, away from your boxwood plants.”
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Opposite of to cover an expense
“If we don't stick to our budget, we will default on our rent.”
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Opposite of to apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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Opposite of to be able to sufficiently meet the requirements of
“The company is promoting a collaborative approach to address systemic problems that currently fail the needs of the nation's most vulnerable.”
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Opposite of to fix or repair something
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces or provides support to another
“He was a regular in his first season, but an amazing drop in form saw him play as a reserve in the following three seasons before he retired.”
Noun
Opposite of something serving to hide or disguise something (else)
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Opposite of a thing that envelops or obscures something
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Opposite of the protection afforded by something, typically that surrounds or covers
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Opposite of something which wraps, surrounds or encloses
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Opposite of a false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions
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Opposite of the act of protecting
“This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.”
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Opposite of a means or method of defending (against attack)
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Opposite of an arrangement by which a company or the state undertakes to provide a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a specified premium
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Opposite of a screen or blind, typically on a window
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Opposite of a person or organization serving as a cover for subversive or illegal activities
“As long as the person has performed his duty to a decent-to-great standard, it should look great and be a representation of what they do.”
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Opposite of a person or thing acting or serving in place of another
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Opposite of a thin, flat piece of cloth, paper, metal, etc. that is hinged or attached on one side only and covers an opening or hangs down from something
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Opposite of something that covers or hides (in darkness), figuratively or literally
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Opposite of something laid as a covering over something else
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Opposite of resistance
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