What is the opposite of decide?

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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 finalize or settle
“The two judges do not see eye to eye, and ultimately, it would unsettle the final result.”
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Opposite of to resolve (a contest, decision, problem or dispute)
“The umpire appears to misjudge a decision, confusing players and supporters alike.”
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Opposite of to form an understanding or conclusion from something
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Opposite of to learn or come to an awareness of something
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Opposite of to infer by extending known information
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Opposite of to (officially) decide on or establish something
“Harry's deliberate actions was a severe shock to Brian's sensitive and affectionate nature and seemed for a time to unsettle his plans and mar his hopes.”
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Opposite of to decide on an option (from a range of options)
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Opposite of to determine or dictate
“There will be several factors that will hinder my ability to complete the task.”
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Opposite of to control or determine
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Opposite of to cause a profound effect
“Postmodern thought tends to trivialize this desire, if not ignore it altogether.”
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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 settle or come to terms on a particular arrangement
“The Persarmenians would reject the terms offered to them by the envoys of the Persian king.”
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Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
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Opposite of to reach a decision or agreement about
“Something has come up and I will need to cancel our appointment for tomorrow.”
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Opposite of to make a choice from a range of possibilities
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Opposite of to feel, notice or detect with one's senses
“He would miss most of the show because he was distracted by his phone.”
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Opposite of to fix or shape the form or character of
“Your unwillingness to work hard will hinder how successful you are in life.”
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Opposite of to make a choice, especially for a given job, position or role
“The council did give Bishop Diomid a last chance to repent, and if he does, the decision to strip him of his position will not go into force.”
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Opposite of control or decisively affect
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Opposite of to have as a belief or opinion
“He and his employers refute accusations that his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.”
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Opposite of to pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence)
“In an unexpected twist of fate, the judge would withhold the defendant's sentence.”
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Opposite of predetermine, ordain
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to choose or decide
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Opposite of to perform an act that ensures success or victory
“Tim had a chance to ice the game in the dying seconds, but he would flub his shot.”
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