What is the opposite of defy?

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Verb
Opposite of to resist openly and boldly
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Opposite of to disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
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Opposite of to ignore or disregard contemptuously the rules or laws of
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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 face up to or confront
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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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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
“We do everything possible to ensure that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road, especially speed limits.”
Verb
Opposite of to confront, or come up against, a given situation
“It seems important at this point to emphasize that resilient leaders do not dodge adversity or escape the vagaries of life.”
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Opposite of to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
“So keep your chin up, dig into work and rejoice in the fact that the weekend is almost here.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being intractable
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