What is the opposite of do?

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Opposite of to perform or execute an action
“Are you just going to idle and do nothing?”
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Opposite of to accomplish or cause something to happen
“Such actions can impede the maximization of profits that our shareholders expect.”
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(abandon) Opposite of to complete a task
“It was a futile exercise, and everyone agreed that it was best to abandon it.”
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(delay) Opposite of to complete a task
“We may have to delay the completion of the stadium yet again.”
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(countable) Opposite of to achieve something
“I am a known defeatist, and I will fail the ten push-ups that you are encouraging me to execute.”
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(fail) Opposite of to be suitable or acceptable
“Insufficient qualifications will fail to satisfy the requirements for this job.”
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(contradict) Opposite of to be suitable or acceptable
“His accomplishments contradict his humble beginnings.”
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Opposite of to work out or resolve
“My friend tends to pass on puzzles that she is unable to solve quickly.”
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Opposite of to make a trip to or visit
“We had initially planned a holiday but decided to stay put because of work commitments.”
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Opposite of to provide or make accommodations for
“Some eateries ban you from bringing pets, but the one around the corner will not only allow them but feed them too.”
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(spoil) Opposite of to decorate or make more attractive
“The plan to erect an industrial compound nearby will spoil what was once a beautiful reserve.”
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(simplify) Opposite of to decorate or make more attractive
“After many years of built-up clutter, they had decided to simplify their rooms and keep things minimalistic.”
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Opposite of to fare or perform, either well or badly
“You can tell that he was starting to wane as the game progressed.”
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Opposite of to scam or defraud
“The police were more than happy to help the elderly couple recover their stolen property.”
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Opposite of to attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
“She begins to dishevel her hair but then rearranges it.”
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Opposite of to perform a show or in a show
“The musician would rest in between shows by visiting the beautiful northern beaches.”
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(a favor) Opposite of to impart gratuitously
“The company has decided to reject his request to work from home.”
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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Opposite of to carry out or accomplish
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Opposite of to cause to believe what is untrue
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Opposite of perform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period
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Opposite of pretend to be; do an impression of
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Opposite of bring action against in court
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Opposite of charge too much
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Opposite of to mimic (someone or something) scornfully or contemptuously
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Opposite of to bring forward into existence or to introduce
“I question the validity of Superman's ability to conceal his identity solely behind a pair of glasses.”
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(of an action or task) Opposite of to undertake or perform
“Because of your goodwill towards the association, you will be allowed to bypass the test that most members are required to take.”
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Opposite of to close an opening with a cork, cork like object or other improvised obstruction
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Opposite of to decode or decipher
Noun
(dos and don'ts) Opposite of a list of instructions that must be strictly adhered to
“This merely a recommendation and there is no obligation your part to adhere to it.”
Noun
Opposite of a social gathering of invited guests
Noun
Opposite of a gathering of a social nature
“After the fall of the Starks, a feud befell the different Houses in the North.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of noisy, confused activity
Noun
Opposite of lively and noisy enjoyment, especially with drinking and dancing
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Opposite of a bustling to-do, excited speech or noise, usually loud
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of sometimes also, an authoritative request
Noun
Opposite of an official order that has the force of law
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