What is the opposite of dispatch?

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Opposite of to send a message, person or object to a given place or location
“I thought I would receive my mail today, but it appears to be delayed.”
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Opposite of to spread or transfer from one person to another
“Developmental psychologists noted that children learn to conceal information from others and to use such information to influence or manipulate them.”
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Opposite of to deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently
“The police did not officially abandon the case, but would merely deprioritize it pending further developments.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed quickly
“Deckard suggested I stay awhile and listen.”
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Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“In order for the King not to lose his honor, every contributor or adventurer shall forfeit and lose to his Majesty.”
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of to consume or eat, especially quickly or greedily
“I would fast for a few hours before my next meal as part of my new diet.”
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Opposite of to conquer or be victorious over
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
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Opposite of to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
“Dad would often aid my development in tennis by taking me to extra practice sessions.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed onward
“Unsu was given orders to retreat when many of his men had fallen during the Battle of Seimor.”
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Opposite of to cause (something) to pass on from one person or place to another
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Opposite of to put an end to
“The fake images that concern us the most are those that were created to perpetuate a lie.”
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Opposite of to physically move from one place to another
Keep the heavy appliances in place for now, and we will work out the logistics of conveying them to the new house later.”
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Opposite of to kill or severely injure (someone)
“She thanked him over and over again for putting himself in danger to save her.”
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Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Opposite of to send through the air, especially with force
“Many fielders prefer to catch a ball while they are running and so regulate their speed as to be still on the move when they meet the ball.”
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Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“It was maddening to see skiers I knew to be playing fair, guys who trained their hearts out with little financial reward, lose to the cheaters.”
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Opposite of to throw or cause to move forward or outward
“It would be foolish to cast the stones prematurely, so instead, they choose to hold it.”
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Opposite of to move or travel hurriedly
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Opposite of to destroy completely or erase from existence
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Opposite of to hasten the speed or progress of
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Opposite of to serve as a medium for conveying
“By applying an electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed very quickly
“He strode off to the tube station, leaving her to dawdle back to Piccadilly.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or characteristic of being prompt and efficient
“Humiliated by its tardiness in plugging into the Internet boom, the government is determined not to suffer the same indignity in bioscience.”
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Opposite of an official report, especially on state or military affairs
“The Emperor visited the camp at Chalons and presented a speech addressed to the soldiers who took part in the Italian campaign of 1859.”
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Opposite of the sending of an object, person or message to a destination or location
“The sender has requested that he be notified upon the receipt of the email.”
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Opposite of the communication of a message or information
“Violent suppression of information and opinion monopoly are used by all totalitarian political systems for the purpose of perpetrating their immoral rule.”
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Opposite of the act of killing or putting an end to someone, something, or a creature
“The Board may only direct the prisoner's release if satisfied that his confinement is no longer necessary for the protection of the public.”
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Opposite of a message containing information or news
“Our lawyer has kept all information about the case a secret from us for the time being.”
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Opposite of the property of being nimble or agile in physique or movement
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Opposite of a verbal, written, or recorded communication sent to or left for a recipient who cannot be contacted directly
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Opposite of a written, typed, or printed communication, sent in an envelope by post or messenger
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Opposite of an act of causing death, especially deliberately
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Opposite of the act of causing death
“Vast numbers of townspeople and strangers hurried to the river-side, eager to assist in the boy's rescue from impending death.”
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Opposite of news or information
“Regrettably, we have been given misinformation regarding the previous report on the Royals.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of the execution or accomplishment of a task or series of tasks
“Constant failure in the industry had prompted him to rethink his career and consider a change.”
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Opposite of the action of fulfilling a responsibility or duty
“If the employee is unfit for work due to illness the nonfulfilment of his duties of course does not constitute a breach of the contract.”
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