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What is the opposite of impel?

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Opposite of to force into doing something
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Opposite of to incite or provoke into doing something
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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 hasten the progress of or make easier
“Disruptive tactics were deliberately used to hinder the process of coming to an agreement.”
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Opposite of to convince or manipulate
“The convenient rationalization that our weapons potpourri will confuse the enemy into fear of misbehaving is absurd and threatening.”
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“He can catch the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the league, and he's lethal after the catch.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
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Opposite of to cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
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Opposite of to bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way
“He used a combination of intimidation and hearsay evidence to browbeat the accused.”
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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 hit or strike, often with one's hand
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