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What is the opposite of effect?

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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.”
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.”
Opposite of the ability to produce a desired effect or result
“Scientists believe they can demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the drug through clinical trials.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of the carrying out of a plan, order, or course of action
Opposite of the state of being executed, utilized, or put into operation
“He put his plans on hold, thinking there was no rush to move back to London.”
Opposite of an impression of a quality or manner given by someone or something
“Too often, especially in qualitative proposals, there is an absence of logic regarding sampling.”
Opposite of a particular manner or style of doing something
“The cutlery was carelessly shoved onto the table in an uneven and chaotic mess.”
Opposite of a particular appearance or quality
“As a whole, it looked gaudy and harsh on the eyes.”
(abolish) Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
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“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
(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!”
(fail) Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“He would neglect to make any changes despite things going downhill fast.”
(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.”
Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Opposite of to fulfill or satisfy the terms or conditions of
“They had every state-of-the-art surveillance gadget focused on him, and they had expected that he would breach the terms of his contract with an indiscrete moment on the computer.”
Opposite of to determine the future or the fate of something in advance
Opposite of to achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“The Prime Minister said that he was willing to open Peace Talks without preconditions.”
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.”
Opposite of to carry out one's responsibility
“Your efforts to shift your responsibilities represent a gross failure to fulfill your own duties.”
Opposite of to make a pledge or guarantee
“The contract will repudiate that any damages will be compensated for.”
Opposite of to choose to do
“Homer tells Bart and Lisa they need not try if their best results in failure.”
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