What is the opposite of initiate?

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Opposite of to set up or establish
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“The Council had been dismissed and an administrator was appointed to run its affairs and complete the inquiry that had already begun.”
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Opposite of to inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
“The New York State Chiefs tried to expel him from the organization because he had made critical comments about policing in general.”
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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 set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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Opposite of to crown king, to make (a person) king
“They would dethrone and imprison the king, while his followers were exiled from the land they once occupied.”
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Opposite of to trigger or start movement or progress
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Opposite of to make (someone) aware of (something)
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Opposite of to put forward for discussion or consideration
“Jim refused to suppress any controversial issues during his questioning of the president.”
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Opposite of to announce the arrival of something
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Opposite of to gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password
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Opposite of set the ball rolling
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Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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Opposite of to cause to be acquainted with something
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Opposite of to provide with a dower
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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 leave to begin new venture
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Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
“The teacher worried that her lack of content knowledge in mathematics might have caused her to mislead her students in science.”
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Opposite of to start or undertake a task or venture
“Would it not be easier and far more logical to simply forgo this quest and earn some money rather than spending it frivolously?”
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Opposite of a person who has been initiated into an organization or activity
“He demonstrated his class as a veteran of an elite unit of the Defense Forces.”
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