What is the opposite of encounter?

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Noun
Opposite of an unexpected or casual meeting with someone or something
“Lincoln notes Olivia's avoidance of Peter and turns down her offer to grab a bite, as he is keenly sensitive of their conflict.”
Noun
Opposite of a confrontation, or a state of hostility, between two or more factions
Noun
Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
Noun
Opposite of a military strike or incursion
“They made their retreat when the local tribes began to show some aggression.”
Noun
Opposite of an organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
“Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic engaged in some funny banter during an exhibition that was organized on the eve of The Australian Open.”
Noun
Opposite of an activity or event one has undergone
“He was a lazy person, and his avoidance of having to do any work would infuriate many.”
Noun
Opposite of a contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
“A sextet of artists come together in this unique collaboration, which is documented in a limited-edition book.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of sighting the existence of something for the first time
Noun
Opposite of a conflict between opposing ideas, interests, or factions
Noun
Opposite of a prearranged meeting or assignation, now especially between lovers to meet at a specific place and time
Verb
Opposite of to discover or find something, especially by chance
“The oarsmen had to dodge uprooted trees and tree limbs, dead animals, and coastal birds as they neared the island.”
Verb
Opposite of to face or come upon something confronting or challenging
“Drinking had done a good job of helping him dodge life's problems.”
Verb
Opposite of to confront or come up against
“The general's hopes for success in battle were dashed as a result of the willingness of the native population to cooperate with the enemy.”
Verb
Opposite of to discover or encounter something, either by chance or intention
“To misplace a presidential badge of office for a couple of days may be unfortunate.”
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Opposite of to reveal or disclose
Verb
Opposite of to have an experience of
Verb
Opposite of to find out or to discover
“I'm willing to just accept the facts as they are, and move on with my life.”
Verb
Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
Verb
Opposite of to find unexpectedly or during a search
“It always amazes me how anybody can overlook the basic truths about this nation.”
Verb
(sports) Opposite of to compete against
“She was excited to partner with her longtime culinary idol in a cookoff against one of the best chefs in the country.”
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Opposite of be subjected to
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Opposite of to try to cope with
Verb
Opposite of bring upon oneself
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