What is the opposite of dominate?

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(struggle) Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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(diminish) Opposite of to have power and influence over
“The project team believes that the issue will diminish after the first round of implementation.”
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Opposite of to have a commanding position over
“Gradually, the garrison, which had suffered heavy casualties through hand grenade battles, had, at last, to yield to overwhelming pressure.”
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Opposite of to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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Opposite of to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
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Opposite of rise to or reach a great height
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Opposite of to behave as if one is in control of
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Opposite of to subjugate or bring a person or group under control
“Daenerys Targaryen led a military campaign to liberate the enslaved populace of Slaver's Bay.”
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Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“When his beloved mother died, Shaka became unhinged and began to mismanage his army.”
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Opposite of to obtain a monopoly of
“The Lenape at first thought these documents would only confirm a willingness to share the land with their newly arrived neighbors.”
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Opposite of to be superior to
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
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Opposite of to give (someone) orders in a domineering manner
“I serve my master, but I am not compelled to spend the night parleying with his lacqueys.”
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Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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Opposite of be or seem to be of great importance
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Opposite of to distract, or to occupy or draw one's attention or thoughts
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Opposite of to be in charge or command of
“Several specialists would serve in a team led by Danny Ocean who wanted to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time.”
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Opposite of to inflict, or threaten to inflict, physical or emotional harm to
“Jonas then tells Isla that, moving forward, he would protect her from Jacob and the other bullies.”
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Opposite of to hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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Opposite of to forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
“The benevolent administration would invigorate their citizens with a careful array of tax cuts and social benefits.”
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