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What is the opposite of invent?

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Opposite of to create something, typically using ingenuity or creativity
Opposite of to contrive of, typically using deception
Opposite of to devise and carry out how something looks and functions
“Your blatant attempt to plagiarize another artist's work will not go unnoticed.”
Opposite of to produce or make (something) from whatever is available
To prepare something in advance
“This worked out a lot better than I had planned, since I really did not plan anything in the first place.”
Opposite of to make, create or manufacture, usually from components or raw materials
“A few fashion brands are known to destroy billions' worth of their unsold merchandise every year.”
Opposite of to bring about or introduce
“Both parties agreed to abandon the use of restrictive covenants in their dealings with each other.”
Opposite of to do or say something without prior planning or thought
Opposite of to design with a new shape or form
“Our graphic designer happened to neglect the creation of a new layout for the website.”
(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“We would miss many great opportunities as we were not paying attention.”
Opposite of to set up or establish
“There is no need to abolish this system, which until now has not caused any inconvenience.”
Opposite of to provide or make accommodations for
“Some eateries ban you from bringing pets, but the one around the corner will not only allow them but feed them too.”
(archaic) Opposite of to write or utter what is not true
“In Rain Man's film form, the repeated juxtaposition of dramatic moments with humorous situations produce informative meanings to help factualize the problems of autism.”
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