What is the opposite of establish?

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Opposite of to set up on a long-term basis
“The tech company would close down its headquarters after being based in Silicon Valley for many years.”
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Opposite of to physically place in a given location
“The tech company decided it would be prudent to leave Silicon Valley after many years of being established there.”
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Opposite of to demonstrate to be true based on facts
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“Steven's defense team fought hard to disprove the evidence brought forward by the prosecutors.”
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Opposite of to make a law
“Citizens hoped that the government would eventually abolish the law prohibiting the sale and use of chewing gum anywhere in the country.”
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Opposite of to finish or reach the end successfully
“Tim planned to begin his commitment to weight loss once he had finished his chocolate hot fudge sundae.”
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Opposite of to establish what something or who someone is
“Many people mistake the endangered water vole for the brown rat and accidentally poison them or disturb their burrows.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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Opposite of to fix or put into place
“Unscrew the two bolts that hold the slot bracket and then carefully remove the graphics card.”
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(a feeling or quality) Opposite of to present oneself in a particular way by an action or series of actions
“He pretended to be somebody he wasn't, in order to mask his insecurities.”
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Opposite of to discover through studying or searching
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Opposite of to come into awareness of
“Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.”
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(on the body) Opposite of to develop something, typically a kind of natural growth
“Thank you for highlighting the fact that I'm starting to lose my hair.”
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Opposite of to give an official acceptance to something as being satisfactory
“Sarah is likely to decline the offer for an interview as she is content with her current job.”
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Opposite of to bring about or introduce
“Both parties agreed to abandon the use of restrictive covenants in their dealings with each other.”
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Opposite of to mark out the boundary or limits of
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Opposite of to identify as relevant or important
“How did I miss such a crucial clue?”
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Opposite of to arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“I don't know where we are going, but I can only guess it's not going to be a beach paradise.”
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Opposite of to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
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Opposite of to estimate or judge
“We buy a commodity by means of another, but in order to know the value of the former, we need to know the value of the latter.”
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Opposite of to situate at a specified place as the center of operations
“The next year, the organization's leadership decided to move its headquarters to Colorado Springs, signaling a retreat from politics.”
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Opposite of to receive or procure
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(with reference to a cultivated plant) Opposite of to establish or become established in a natural situation
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Opposite of to decide on and announce
“Passengers will be allowed to change or cancel the date of travel without penalty up until 24 hours prior to travel.”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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Opposite of to crown king, to make (a person) king
“They would dethrone and imprison the king, while his followers were exiled from the land they once occupied.”
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Opposite of to ensure or verify
“Because she has helped us before, it would be logical to assume that she will help us again.”
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