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 kill or cause the death of
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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 kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to cause the death of
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
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Opposite of to act in accordance with the terms of
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Opposite of to kill or cause the death of
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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 manage or 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)
“Over the course of the week, Barry tried out a few arguments for why he did not breach his contract.”
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Opposite of to carry out one's responsibility
“Your efforts to shift your responsibilities represent a gross failure to fulfill your own duties.”
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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 deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently
“The police did not officially abandon the case, but would merely deprioritize it pending further developments.”
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Opposite of to act or perform a portrayal 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 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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