What is the opposite of effect?

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Noun
Opposite of the result or consequence of an action or cause
“The source of the company's streamlined system of operations were the changes put in place a few months earlier.”
Noun
Opposite of the impact or aftermath of an action or event
“Nobody could have predicted what as to come at the start of the crisis.”
Noun
Opposite of the ability to produce a desired effect or result
“Scientists believe they can demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the drug through clinical trials.”
Noun
Opposite of possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
“He was accused of saying some vile things but a recording proved his words to have actually been to the contrary.”
Noun
Opposite of the resultant occurrence
“The chief cause of the end of the cold war was the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.”
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of the carrying out of a plan, order, or course of action
Noun
Opposite of an impression of a quality or manner given by someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a particular manner or style of doing something
“The cutlery was carelessly shoved onto the table in an uneven and chaotic mess.”
Noun
Opposite of a particular appearance or quality
“As a whole, it looked gaudy and harsh on the eyes.”
Noun
Opposite of a quality of excitement and piquancy
Verb
(abolish) 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.”
Verb
(keep) Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“Let's just maintain the status quo. We have a good thing going here!”
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(fail) Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“He would neglect to make any changes despite things going downhill fast.”
Verb
(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
Verb
Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Verb
Opposite of to achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
Verb
Opposite of to produce a complete work from an idea or draft
“So long as he did not fail his vision, his vision would never fail him.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“The Prime Minister said that he was willing to open Peace Talks without preconditions.”
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Opposite of to determine the future or the fate of something in advance
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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
Verb
Opposite of to fulfill one's role, obligation or duty
“He does not abandon his duties as a husband, father, community leader, or worker just because the journey becomes tedious or boring.”
Verb
Opposite of to carry out one's responsibility
“Your efforts to shift your responsibilities represent a gross failure to fulfill your own duties.”
Verb
Opposite of to make a pledge or guarantee
“The contract will repudiate that any damages will be compensated for.”
Verb
Opposite of to involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
Verb
Opposite of to choose to do
“Homer tells Bart and Lisa they need not try if their best results in failure.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to remain as a trace or record
“You could try using baking soda to remove the stain.”
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