What is the opposite of justify?

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Opposite of to show or prove to be right or reasonable
“Also, being a doubting Thomas, I wanted to verify those tall tales of the Alaskan winter and to disprove the rumor of the Alaskan qualification.”
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Opposite of to arrange (text) lines within paragraphs are aligned
“If you do not like the result, unjustify the paragraph before you move the cursor outside.”
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Opposite of to confirm, strengthen, or support something with additional evidence
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Opposite of to support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
“He is fair and honest in all his inquiries and deliberations, ready to own his mistakes, and thankful for every help to discover them.”
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Opposite of to bring fulfillment or happiness to one's life
“I hope I've done nothing to dissatisfy any of the tenants, least of all you, sir.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to merit or be a justification for
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Opposite of gain deservedly in return for one's behaviour or achievements
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Opposite of show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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Opposite of to be entitled to
“Cheaters are deemed to be unworthy of accolades and rewards.”
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Opposite of to justify or make excuses for
“Will you confess to being at the bar when you were supposed to be at home?”
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Opposite of to provide an acceptable explanation for
“He knew that his remaining years would be spent in prison, and it was in some way to atone for his transgressions.”
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Opposite of to clear of or to free from guilt
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Opposite of to defend something as true despite strong opposition or arguments to the contrary
“I totally repudiate all of my previously-stated ignorant, unfactual and ahistorical arguments.”
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Opposite of to have as a requirement or need
“The most successful trips have been recorded for posterity, and Magellan's trip around the world was one that would have significant ramifications for years to come.”
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Opposite of to make stronger or more solid
“If your hair has been permed or relaxed, color has to be applied carefully or it can weaken the structure of your hair.”
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Opposite of to uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
“There is suspicion that some political leaders may manipulate and corrupt the law to serve their personal ends.”
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(gloss over) Opposite of to downplay something that is unfavorable or serious
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