What is the opposite of intend?

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Opposite of to hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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.”
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.”
Opposite of to signify beyond its literal or principal meaning
Opposite of to choose to do
“Homer tells Bart and Lisa they need not try if their best results in failure.”
Opposite of to design or plan for
“MacGyver had to improvise to get himself out of yet another sticky situation.”
(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.”
Opposite of to intent to mean, sometimes indirectly
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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