What is the opposite of followed?

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Verb
Opposite of to have come into being as a result of something
“The tadpole completed its metamorphosis when it became a frog.”
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Opposite of to have understood or accepted the validity of
“Due to his penchant for using sarcasm, everyone misunderstood the point he was trying to make.”
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Opposite of past tense for to move behind in the same direction
“We know where the bar is so we can lead you to it.”
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Opposite of past tense for to pursue in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
“The cops would give up the chase in the interest of public safety.”
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Opposite of past tense for to stealthily trail or watch
“The detective would eventually lose track of the suspect because of all the commotion around him.”
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Opposite of past tense for to physically go along with
“My pet dog was strange in that he preferred to stay indoors and would always avoid me whenever I wanted to go for a walk outside.”
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Opposite of past tense for to act according to specified rules
“If you break the company's code of conduct, you will then be at risk of having your employment terminated.”
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Opposite of past tense for 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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(follow from) Opposite of past tense for to occur as a consequence
“The president's decision to raise fuel taxes would cause a revolt.”
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Opposite of past tense for to take as a model for emulation
“B.B. King's bluesy guitar style would heavily contrast with Steve Vai's rock and metal technique.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make one's way via a given path or trail
“Do not veer off the path, or you could end up getting lost!”
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Opposite of past tense for to succeed one's predecessor in a given position or role
“He would precede his son as head of the family business prior to his retirement.”
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Opposite of past tense for to take an active interest in or be a supporter of
“When I was younger, I would dislike basketball, but I love it now.”
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Opposite of past tense for to keep informed of
“He was a bad accountant, and he would always be uninformed of the latest financial laws.”
Adjective
Opposite of mounted on tracks
Adjective
Opposite of observed
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