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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(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 look after and make decisions about
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Opposite of to handle or operate something
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to exercise authority or control over; to 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
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Opposite of to control by means of rules and regulations
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Opposite of submit to, put up with
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Opposite of to deal with (something) effectively or skillfully
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Opposite of to deal with (something), usually effectively
“Despite the delay, the major car manufacturer would openly declare that they did not mishandle their launch campaign.”
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Opposite of supply with merchandise
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(of a job or task) Opposite of to agree to take responsibility of
“Due to personal reasons, I will have to relinquish any responsibility I have in this project moving forward.”
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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 do what is required by the terms of
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Opposite of to shape or form a given material
“The apprentice baker would butcher the dough with his unskilled hands.”
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Opposite of to endure, go through (an ordeal)
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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 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 continue to operate or remain usable
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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 face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
“We decided to escape the bad weather and call it a day.”
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Opposite of to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
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Opposite of the part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled
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Opposite of a word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to
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Opposite of a long, narrow part or section forming the handle of a tool or club, the body of a spear or arrow, or similar
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Opposite of the thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon
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Opposite of a full understanding of a situation
“One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.”
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Opposite of a device that is meant to be pulled
“Push the button on the top to release the bottom cavity.”
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Opposite of a very tight hold
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Opposite of income, especially when of an organization and of a substantial nature
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Opposite of a familiar name, or nickname, for a person
“The Desert Fox's real name was Erwin Rommel, born in Heidenheim and the third of five children.”
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