What is the opposite of induce?

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Opposite of to persuade or use influence on
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Opposite of to bring about or give rise to
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Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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Opposite of to persuade someone to do something
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(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
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Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
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Opposite of to produce or give rise to
“Without the Council of the Elders, unruly, power-hungry politicians will destroy the rebellion from the inside.”
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Opposite of to make happen or bring about
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Opposite of to evoke or awaken (a feeling, emotion, or response)
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Opposite of to infuse into the mind
“We simply declared that a resort to arms would plunge the country into civil war, and extinguish all hope of an amicable settlement.”
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Opposite of to infer by extending known information
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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 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 issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The unions hailed the decision as a victory and called on the trusts to abolish the charges permanently.”
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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
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(force) Opposite of to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“The second wall of rock doesn't quite meet the one I have been sliding along, so I force myself into the narrowing gap, totally sightless.”
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(rush) Opposite of to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“Immediately on the first musket being fired, the affrighted group would rush towards the edge of the ice and nearly overturn the whole of our party.”
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