What is the opposite of explore?

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Opposite of to investigate in a systematic manner
“We can ignore any proposed solutions to this issue for now as it is not of a high priority.”
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Opposite of to engage in a journey for purposes of discovery
“They were content in their comfort zone and decided to stay put rather than wander into the unknown.”
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(explore for) Opposite of to search for something
“The team of fortune hunters would find gold in the valley beyond.”
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(in a place) Opposite of to look thoroughly for something
“Hamish thought it would be funny to hide in a cave, but began to panic when he got lost.”
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Opposite of to examine something with great care
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Opposite of to examine or analyze a collection of things or information
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Opposite of to search unsystematically and untidily through something
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(followed by for) Opposite of to look for or seek
“It took an enormous amount of effort to conceal the dwarf, but he was an important key in their plan for the takeover.”
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Opposite of search madly for
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Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
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Opposite of to examine critically and minutely
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Opposite of to debate, disagree, or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints
“I don't always agree with her, but she is right on this point.”
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Opposite of to make a trip to or visit
“We had initially planned a holiday but decided to stay put because of work commitments.”
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Opposite of to aimlessly move or drift from place to place
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Opposite of to place something or someone in a particular context
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Opposite of to examine or otherwise explore through touch, especially medically
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