What is the opposite of impress?

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Opposite of to cause to be amazed or excited
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Opposite of to instill or inculcate into the mind or consciousness of
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Opposite of to compel someone by force to do something
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Opposite of to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Opposite of to put into italics
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Opposite of to charm or beguile
“Those earphones stuffed into your head will repel men from saying a single word to you.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
“The very image of the desolated metropolis was enough to dishearten me before I even entered the city itself.”
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Opposite of to write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record
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Opposite of to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Opposite of have a strong emotional effect on
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Opposite of to encourage or inspire someone to do something
“The continual criticisms would eventually demotivate him completely.”
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“Neoanalytic theorists tend to deemphasize the importance of unconscious motives, but they never deny the influence of such factors on behavior.”
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Opposite of to sow or place in one's consciousness
“We advise you to erase any preconceived notion of what the object is.”
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to inspire with reverence or dread
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Opposite of to greatly emphasize a point or issue
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Opposite of to make an impression on a person's mind
“Waves of negativity would pass me, as I persist and dig deep to finish the race.”
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Opposite of to control or influence (a person or course of action)
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Opposite of to blemish, scratch, or stain with a mark
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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 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 a mark impressed on a surface
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