What is the opposite of manage?

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Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“His chief defect was his forgetfulness and absence of mind, which made him mismanage important business.”
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Opposite of to be able to accomplish
“I will fail to wake up that early to make the appointment.”
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Opposite of to succeed despite difficult circumstances
“You will struggle to keep your eyes on the road when fatigue takes over.”
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Opposite of to handle with skill
“The home equity loan may either benefit careful homeowners or result in disaster for those who mishandle their finances.”
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Opposite of to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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Opposite of to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
“Do not rush the amount of information that you provide to the learner at any one time.”
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Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
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Opposite of to manage and be responsible for the running of (a business, organization, etc.)
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Opposite of to take, or be in, charge of
“As with the Italian condottiere, they were willing to serve any master with whom their chief could make satisfactory arrangements.”
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Opposite of to control by means of rules and regulations
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
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Opposite of to perform or progress in a specified way in a particular situation or period
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Opposite of to direct or influence the behavior or development of
“What that tells me is that right now, is that whatever is being reported could be information to deceive and mislead people.”
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Opposite of to take charge of, or to make decisions about
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Opposite of to keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to handle or manage many tasks at once
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Opposite of to fare or perform, either well or badly
“You can tell that he was starting to wane as the game progressed.”
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Opposite of to have enough money to pay for
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Opposite of to handle or operate something
“I hope they will be careful with the pianos and not mishandle them and get them out of tune.”
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Opposite of to be in charge or command of
“Several specialists would serve in a team led by Danny Ocean who wanted to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time.”
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Opposite of to operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Opposite of to deal with (something) effectively or skillfully
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(of a shop or business) Opposite of to own or manage
“After more than fifty years in the baking industry, Giuseppi would finally sell his patisserie.”
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Opposite of to only afford the essentials
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Opposite of to bring different elements into a harmonious or efficient relationship
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Opposite of to organize in a particular way
“It was his intention to disorganize everything that had been kept in the most orderly fashion.”
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Opposite of to make an attempt at handling a problem or policy
“We should just ignore this problem and let things resolve themselves naturally.”
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Opposite of to assume or accept (responsibility or blame)
“Like most of his countrymen, he would shirk responsibility and would endeavor to throw as much as he could on the shoulders of others.”
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Opposite of endure
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Opposite of to survive or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Opposite of to live, especially under adverse conditions
“Physically, we would die without food and water.”
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Opposite of to practice being economical (by using things sparingly or in moderation, and by avoiding waste or extravagance)
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Opposite of to reach in time to board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“We are going to miss the flight at the rate this traffic is moving.”
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