What is the opposite of doing?

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Noun
Opposite of a deed or action, especially when somebody is held responsible for it
Noun
Opposite of an exciting or noteworthy event or achievement that one experiences firsthand
“He often spoke of his failure as an important learning experience from which he later benefited.”
Noun
Opposite of engagement in an activity or course of action
Noun
Opposite of something done as an action or movement
“The organization only engages in inactivity and one wonders why they even exist.”
Verb
Opposite of catching or apprehending someone
“The authorities will be releasing the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to perform or execute an action
“Are you just going to idle and do nothing?”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to accomplish or cause something to happen
“Such actions can impede the maximization of profits that our shareholders expect.”
Verb
(abandoning) Opposite of present participle for to complete a task
“It was a futile exercise, and everyone agreed that it was best to abandon it.”
Verb
(delaying) Opposite of present participle for to complete a task
“We may have to delay the completion of the stadium yet again.”
Verb
(countable) Opposite of present participle for to achieve something
“I am a known defeatist, and I will fail the ten push-ups that you are encouraging me to execute.”
Verb
(failing) Opposite of present participle for to be suitable or acceptable
“Insufficient qualifications will fail to satisfy the requirements for this job.”
Verb
(contradicting) Opposite of present participle for to be suitable or acceptable
“His accomplishments contradict his humble beginnings.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to work out or resolve
“My friend tends to pass on puzzles that she is unable to solve quickly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make a trip to or visit
“We had initially planned a holiday but decided to stay put because of work commitments.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
(spoiling) Opposite of present participle for to decorate or make more attractive
“The plan to erect an industrial compound nearby will spoil what was once a beautiful reserve.”
Verb
(simplifying) Opposite of present participle for to decorate or make more attractive
“After many years of built-up clutter, they had decided to simplify their rooms and keep things minimalistic.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to fare or perform, either well or badly
“You can tell that he was starting to wane as the game progressed.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to scam or defraud
“The police were more than happy to help the elderly couple recover their stolen property.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
“She begins to dishevel her hair but then rearranges it.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to perform a show or in a show
“The musician would rest in between shows by visiting the beautiful northern beaches.”
Verb
(a favor) Opposite of present participle for to impart gratuitously
“The company has decided to reject his request to work from home.”
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