What is the opposite of influence?

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Noun
Opposite of the state or fact of having the power or authority to affect change
“His leadership has the impotence of a limp sloth.”
Noun
Opposite of the impact or consequence of an action
“The aggressive triviality of the campaign is having a deadening effect on the electorate.”
Noun
Opposite of a role model or someone who has the characteristics of a mentor
“His status as a protege of the great artist had many benefits, but was ultimately a burden.”
Noun
Opposite of a spell or hold
“Another key came in the testimony under immunity of two men who said they were with the suspect the night of the shooting.”
Noun
Opposite of control or dominance over someone or something
“This kind of freedom may coincide with the cruelest despotism and with the subjugation of the overwhelming majority of the people.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being illustrious
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that has an uplifting influence on one's intellect, emotion or creativity
“She initially considered him to be a hindrance, but he would turn out to be a pillar of support.”
Noun
Opposite of control of or dominion over an area or people
“Fundamentally, the subordination of the oppressed nations to the major powers is rooted in economic relations.”
Noun
Opposite of an element or circumstance contributing to a result
“Together, each constituent contributes to the whole in its entirety.”
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Opposite of the main source, reason, motive or cause for something
Noun
Opposite of a particular manner or style of doing something
“The cutlery was carelessly shoved onto the table in an uneven and chaotic mess.”
Noun
Opposite of an effect produced on someone
Noun
Opposite of the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We have the freedom to do what we want.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being attractive or interesting
“Rewards for excessive grinding, irrespective of player skill level, is part of the attractiveness and repulsiveness of the game's design.”
Noun
Opposite of a healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
Verb
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 determine or dictate
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“There will be several factors that will hinder my ability to complete the task.”
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Opposite of to cause a response after a particular event
“Making our staff speed-read irrelevant emails will eventually demotivate and exhaust them.”
Verb
Opposite of to persuade someone to do something
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Opposite of to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
Verb
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 make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Opposite of to affect without completely changing
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(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
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Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
Verb
Opposite of to exploit or use something to one's advantage
“As humans adapt to their environment, and as they change to meet new challenges posed by their constantly changing environments, their cultures change and evolve.”
Verb
Opposite of to control or influence (a person or course of action)
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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 make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
Verb
Opposite of to control or determine
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Opposite of to obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
“This may sound to some like a formality, but it can expedite the process of erasing the past.”
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Opposite of to dispel someone's doubts
“If anything, it will worry me even more if I do not have the facts.”
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Opposite of to lower in quality or value
“We were able to improve our market share by investing heavily in our marketing and advertising.”
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