What is the opposite of make?

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Opposite of to create or form something
“The artist would destroy his sculpture after being displeased with the result.”
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Opposite of to cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
“My parents would ask me nicely to practice the violin when I was younger.”
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Opposite of to cause something to exist or come about
“Please eat slowly so that you will prevent a mess on your clean, white shirt.”
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Opposite of to appoint a person to a position
“Because of his lack of leadership, the coach had no choice but to demote him as captain of the football team.”
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Opposite of to gain or profit from financially
“Samsung would lose a lot of money on the Galaxy Note 7 after having to recall the entire line of phones.”
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Opposite of to prepare food for eating
“While we were fishing, we would eat the sandwiches mother had made for us earlier in the day.”
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Opposite of to enact or establish
“According to the First Amendment, Congress shall veto any law abridging free speech.”
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Opposite of to constitute or amount to
“The entire piece can be split into four separate parts.”
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Opposite of to discern from given information
“It is easy to misconstrue his grandiose claims as nothing more than braggadocio.”
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Opposite of to perform a given function well, usually in a hypothetical sense
“You would be the opposite of a great mother due to your dislike of children.”
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Opposite of to achieve a given rank, level or status
“He would fall short of lieutenant in the police force, and finished his career as a sergeant.”
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Opposite of to manage to arrive at a specified time
“At the slow rate we are traveling, we will be late to our destination.”
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Opposite of to manage to arrive in time for
“If we don't hurry to the station, we will miss the earlier train.”
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Opposite of to head straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
“The last remaining warriors of the vanquished army would hold their ground despite being outnumbered.”
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Opposite of to cover an expense
“If we don't stick to our budget, we will default on our rent.”
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To finish or reach the end successfully
“It would be a marathon month of mountaineering, but Lance was determined to achieve the greatest climb of his career.”
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Opposite of to know intuitively or by immediate perception
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Opposite of to form an understanding or conclusion from something
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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.”
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Opposite of to compel someone by legal, moral, or physical means to do something
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Opposite of to clearly comprehend something
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(hamper) Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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(forfeit) Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“Players are advised that if they cheat, they forfeit their participation.”
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Opposite of to receive a particular treatment
“If you avoid making mistakes, you will never learn from them.”
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Opposite of to amount in number to
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Opposite of to receive payment for work
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Opposite of to prepare or plan in advance
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Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
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Opposite of to attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
“She begins to dishevel her hair but then rearranges it.”
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Opposite of to earn or produce as revenue
“They would rather squander inordinate sums of money on futile projects.”
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Opposite of to perform or execute an action
“Are you just going to idle and do nothing?”
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(of a physical location) Opposite of to arrive or get as far as
“They fondly recall vessels that would depart the island, meander about for a day or evening, then return to port.”
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To earn or receive in total
“This film was a success and would gross an enormous amount of money worldwide.”
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Opposite of to make ready in advance, usually of food
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Opposite of to move in a specified direction
“Fears that young members of the community are being forced to retreat from the town have prompted civic leaders to investigate the issue.”
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Opposite of to make or get ready
“Is it possible for you to rearrange your schedule so that you can perform most of your specific tasks at the time of day that you are most energized?”
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Opposite of use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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Opposite of to logically form, or arrive at, an opinion or conclusion about something
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
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Opposite of to state in a formal manner
“Nothing is worse than preparing an audience to hear a speech on one topic only to have the speaker announce that the topic has been changed.”
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Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“Kieran said he was just happy to finish first, but to beat the world record was a nice bonus.”
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Opposite of to change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color
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Opposite of to make up or be a part of a whole
“The company invites professionals from the medical field to view their new facility but will exclude chiropractors, dentists, physiotherapists, and pharmacists.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
Noun
Opposite of a class, group, or kind sharing certain characteristics or qualities
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Opposite of the name or trademark of a fashion company
“I'd suggest you buy the generic brand as you get the same product for a fraction of the cost.”
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Opposite of a particular type of something in the same general category
“The role was a departure from his romantic comedy repertoire.”
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Opposite of a class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics
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Opposite of a category having attributes in common while differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality
“The debate concerning the unclassifiability of the essay film has continued over the years.”
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