What is the opposite of force?

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Noun
Opposite of strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
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Opposite of the powerful effect of something
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Opposite of an organized body of military personnel or police
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Opposite of mental or moral strength or power
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Opposite of a forceful collision of two things
“The aversion of traffic calamity was a result of the two drivers' avoidance of an accident, thanks to their quick thinking and reaction.”
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Opposite of fervent or passionate emotion or enthusiasm
“He lacked the fire and point of his usual bearing on the battlefield, and there was apparent apathy in his movements.”
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Opposite of compelling or being compelled
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Opposite of the ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions
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Opposite of the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats
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Opposite of ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm
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Opposite of a subdivision of a larger military grouping
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Opposite of a permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions
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Opposite of force
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Opposite of a means of pursuing an aim
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Opposite of the effectiveness of an event or story
“Given the satirical clout of his greatest operettas, the charge of triviality now strikes us as absurd, but it rankled.”
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Opposite of pressure or tension exerted on a material object
“The release of air from my vehicle's tire would be required after an excess of it was pumped in.”
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Opposite of a person of a particular kind, especially one who is important or distinctive in some way
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Opposite of particular emphasis or importance
“Jacob declared that there should be a greater de-emphasis on unemployment, and a greater focus on tax reform.”
Verb
Opposite of obligate to do something
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Opposite of to engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of to move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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Opposite of to persuade forcefully
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Opposite of to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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Opposite of force into a narrow space
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Opposite of to cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
“My parents would ask me nicely to practice the violin when I was younger.”
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Opposite of to fill by crowding something into
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Opposite of to force (something) into or through a restricted space
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Opposite of draw or push out
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(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.”
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Opposite of to put among or between others
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