What is the opposite of espouse?

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Opposite of to accept, support, or take on as one's own (an idea or a cause)
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Opposite of to enter into marriage
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Opposite of to champion or endorse a cause
“We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.”
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Opposite of to state one's position, either in agreeance or opposition on a particular subject
“Some may disagree, but I think the former is a much stronger statement without the qualification.”
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Now fans have taken to social media to slam the decision to remove Candice, who they argued was showing impressive strength and resolve throughout the process.”
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Opposite of to enter into marriage
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Opposite of to offer a recommendation
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Opposite of to choose to take up, follow, or use
“The two nations declared in the Atlantic Charter that they believed that all nations of the world must come to abandon the use of force to attain their goals.”
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Opposite of to advise or suggest (something) as a course of action
“No one should discommend teaching future citizens to think critically and to subject orthodoxies and truisms to rigorous examination.”
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Opposite of to have a preference or liking for
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Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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Opposite of to persuade someone of the merits of
“He would then proceed to slander his opponent with libelous claims.”
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Opposite of to commercially promote or recommend
“After my horrendous experience, I discommend this service and would advise others to look for alternatives in vehicle repairs.”
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