What is the opposite of indulge?

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Opposite of to satisfy or yield freely to (a desire or interest)
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Opposite of to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
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Opposite of to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of
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Opposite of to drink or consume a liquid
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Opposite of to be kind and indulgent to
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Opposite of to do a favor, or show beneficence toward
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Opposite of become very involved in
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Opposite of to engage in something indulgent, especially on an infrequent basis
“Why do you burden yourself with the weight of extra work when you don't need to?”
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Opposite of to observe or comply with
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Opposite of spend lavishly
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Opposite of to lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc)
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(archaic) Opposite of to tolerate
“Ultimately the good king had to yield to her nagging insistence and granted her wish in order to put an end to the bother.”
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Opposite of to request that one tolerate another's foibles, ignorance, or impoliteness
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Opposite of to take self-indulgent pleasure in
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(delight in) Opposite of to take great pleasure in
“But if they dislike something, they should at least use reasoned analysis rather than wild sideswipes of opinion.”
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(treat to) Opposite of to pay the bill for someone else
“I'll pay for it, or we'll go Dutch on the bill, if that offends your sensitivities.”
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(abandon to) Opposite of to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Kramer believes that Sister Roberta cannot resist the lure of the animal.”
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Opposite of to make a living for the benefit of others
“The deadbeat father was known to regularly neglect his family and children.”
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Opposite of to care for (someone) lovingly
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Opposite of to disregard as unimportant or insignificant
“They develop a rationalization of why they do what they do and feel cut off from social groups that disapprove or condemn their behavior.”
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