What is the opposite of entertain?

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Opposite of to provide (someone) with amusement or enjoyment
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Opposite of to receive (someone) as a guest and provide them with food and drink
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Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
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Opposite of to have someone over at one's home for a party or visit
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Opposite of to think meticulously about something, usually before a decision is made
“Your thesis is so full of conjecture and unsubstantiated claims that I am inclined to dismiss it.”
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Opposite of to make happy or give pleasure to
“John McClane was starting to displease Hans Gruber with his cowboy antics in the Nakatomi Plaza building.”
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Opposite of to meet others socially
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Opposite of to accommodate or entertain someone or a group of people
“Benjamin and Jo were left with no choice but to banish the guests for unruly behavior.”
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Opposite of to be accommodated or lodged in a specified place
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Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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Opposite of to host or entertain someone
“Please be on your best behavior this evening when we visit our neighbors as guests to their party.”
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Opposite of to insert or introduce
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Opposite of to foresee or predict the future occurrence of something
“There is an asteroid heading towards earth, but I very much doubt that it will have much of an impact, let alone destroy the planet.”
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Opposite of to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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Opposite of to invite someone somewhere
“We will now disinvite our neighbors over for lunch because they have proven themselves to be real jerks.”
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Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
“It comes as no surprise that he would dismiss allegations of misconduct.”
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Opposite of to engage in something indulgent, especially on an infrequent basis
“Why do you burden yourself with the weight of extra work when you don't need to?”
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Opposite of to harbor feelings or thoughts
“Funny how the mind works, that I could so quickly forget the love I had for my sport and how far it had taken me.”
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