What is the opposite of insist?

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Opposite of to state positively and assertively
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Opposite of to maintain one's position staunchly in the face of opposition
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Opposite of to make an assertion without proof
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Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
“The law provides for the reduction of penalties, as long as the taxpayer will agree to fully accept the charges laid.”
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Opposite of to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
“Some theorists speculate that the universe will end in a big crunch when everything collapses in on itself.”
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“To say that fantasy movies have not been a big draw at the box office is to understate the matter.”
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Opposite of to ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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Opposite of to make a demand by crying out noisily
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Opposite of to demand earnestly or pressingly
“The doctor would deter my efforts to pursue a sporting profession due to how prone I am to injury.”
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Opposite of to bother, harass, or annoy persistently
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Opposite of to defend or protect
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To make a request or demand of someone
“I would like to ask that you keep your voice down in the cinema while the movie is playing.”
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