What is the opposite of embraces?

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To dispute the validity of
“The defendant's lawyer then challenges the evidence presented by the prosecutor.”
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(frees) Opposite of to clasp (someone or each other) in the arms with affection
“His voice had gone soft, analeptic even, in an effort to make me free the iron-like grip I held.”
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(rejects) Opposite of to clasp (someone or each other) in the arms with affection
“Will he pucker up for a smooch or reject her amorous advances?”
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Opposite of to accept something willingly or gladly
“They reject conventional norms and rules of warfare and fight with asymmetric means.”
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Opposite of to be made up or consist of
“To keep your URL as simple as possible, try to exclude characters such as question marks and ampersands.”
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Opposite of to adopt as one's own (something originated by another)
“It's quite possible to reject social conservatism without falling into some exaggerated libertinism.”
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Opposite of to wrap or cover closely
“When a movie is described as provocative, it usually means its star has deigned to bare his or her naughty bits for the audience's delectation.”
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