What is the opposite of intend?

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Opposite of to hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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Opposite of to carry out a plan with a specific purpose in mind
“The developers would abandon the new update after it received a poor reception from the public.”
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Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
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Opposite of to signify beyond its literal or principal meaning
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Opposite of to choose to do
“Homer tells Bart and Lisa they need not try if their best results in failure.”
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Opposite of to design or plan for
“MacGyver had to improvise to get himself out of yet another sticky situation.”
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(usually used in past participle form) Opposite of to design or destine for a particular purpose
“I could only dream that I would achieve greatness one day, even if it was never meant to be.”
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Opposite of to intent to mean, sometimes indirectly
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Opposite of to mean or signify
“The transformation from text to image, or vice versa, can reinforce, clarify, or contradict the meaning of the text.”
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