What is the opposite of execute?

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Opposite of to carry out a task, especially one that requires a degree of ability or skill
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Opposite of to put to death deliberately
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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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 achieve or complete successfully
“Laziness will almost certainly mean you will fail in your endeavors.”
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Opposite of to exert or put to use
“A promise of confidentiality is a duty to maintain the secrecy of the information and not misuse or wrongfully disclose it.”
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Opposite of to perform or execute an action
“Are you just going to idle and do nothing?”
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(of a meeting or seminar) To exercise authority or control over; to preside over
“The director will facilitate a meeting with key stakeholders of the company.”
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Opposite of to take the life of
“Joe is under strict instruction to protect the witness at all cost.”
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Opposite of to carry out a set of instructions
“I would disregard the directions on the back of the box as I felt they were unnecessarily verbose.”
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Opposite of to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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Opposite of to do what is required by the terms of
“He would later break his contract to join another organization.”
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(of an action or task) Opposite of to undertake or perform
“Because of your goodwill towards the association, you will be allowed to bypass the test that most members are required to take.”
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Opposite of to remove the head of
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Opposite of to put to death by crucifixion
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Opposite of to present a portrayal or performance of
“When they finally got the man they wanted to direct the trilogy, they were over the moon.”
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Opposite of to take another person's life
“Certain scientists believe they can someday resurrect the woolly mammoth.”
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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 handle or manage many tasks at once
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(British, informal, slang) Opposite of to murder, or to commit suicide
“Homer just wants to live by eating hoagies and watching television in a different time zone.”
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Opposite of to operate a device or machinery
“Without any instructions, I am likely to misuse this coffee machine.”
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