What is the opposite of handle?

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Opposite of to take charge of, or to make decisions about
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Opposite of to feel or manipulate with the hands
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Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“I am not going to stand by silently while you mismanage these sacred funds the way you have chosen to do in recent months.”
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Opposite of to tolerate, endure or put up with (something)
“On the contrary, the federal regulations, and the ethical principles on which they rest, would seem to disallow such behavior.”
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(care for) Opposite of to manage or be in charge of
“When it became clear that he was suffering from Alzheimer's, Barry decided to relinquish many of the company's most valuable accounts to his protege.”
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Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
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Opposite of to endure or go through (an ordeal)
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
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Opposite of to accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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Opposite of to bear hardship
“Anyone who is attentive in the management of their household, and understands thoroughly how to avoid the inconveniences of poverty, is wise in the eyes of the world.”
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Opposite of to control by means of rules and regulations
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Opposite of to direct or influence the behavior or development of
“What that tells me is that right now, is that whatever is being reported could be information to deceive and mislead people.”
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Opposite of submit to, put up with
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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 deal with (something) effectively or skillfully
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Opposite of to handle or manage many tasks at once
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Opposite of to operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Opposite of to act in accordance with the terms of
“The article includes numerous suppositions and makes inferences that miss the mark Because of inaccuracies, misunderstood information, and a lack of research.”
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Opposite of to provide or supply (food, drink, or other goods) as one's business
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Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Opposite of to have as part of normal stock
“Our grocery store will generally disregard produce that is past the expiry date.”
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Opposite of to be able to sufficiently meet the requirements of
“The company is promoting a collaborative approach to address systemic problems that currently fail the needs of the nation's most vulnerable.”
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Opposite of to control or start the operation of
“We have to stop mechanical operations because two of the machines are faulty.”
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Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
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Opposite of to take, or be in, charge of
“As with the Italian condottiere, they were willing to serve any master with whom their chief could make satisfactory arrangements.”
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Opposite of to be in the business of selling something, or having a stock of something for sale
“The online store would make the decision to destock the controversial item after a fierce backlash.”
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Opposite of to make use of
“We would forgo the use of drones during our filming so as not to scare the animals.”
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Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Noun
Opposite of the part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled
Noun
Opposite of a classifying phrase or name applied to someone or something
“He was a bit of an unknown until he won the lottery.”
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Opposite of a long, narrow part or section forming the handle of an object
Noun
Opposite of the thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon
Noun
Opposite of a full understanding of a situation
“One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.”
Noun
Opposite of a device that is meant to be pulled
“Push the button on the top to release the bottom cavity.”
Noun
Opposite of a false or assumed identity
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