What is the opposite of exert?

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Opposite of to apply, use or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality)
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.”
Opposite of to make use of
(usually of an object) Opposite of to physically strain, or to apply force as to cause strain
“My new shoes would gradually begin to give after several hours of being worn.”
Opposite of to utilize or employ something intangible
“Do not neglect your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
Opposite of to be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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