What is the opposite of move?

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Opposite for the act of physically moving
“Wu Luan does not move, embodying an extreme motionlessness in contrast to Wan's energetic exit.”
Opposite for an act that initiates or advances a process or plan
“They say the Council's inaction has resulted in a worsening of conditions.”
Opposite for to leave or exit
“They are always fashionably late, and when they arrive, it will be obvious.”
Opposite for to go from one place to another
“I will stay and keep a lookout for anything unusual.”
Opposite for to get to a location by any means of motion
“Please stand still for a moment while I take your measurements.”
Opposite for to physically change the way something is as opposed to its original state
“Travelers are advised not to handle bags that do not belong to them and to leave them where they are.”
Opposite for to manually take and carry something and change its position or location
“He was able to anchor the sculpture on the podium, but it wasn't without its challenges.”
Opposite for to rouse to strong feeling or action
“His temper on the court does nothing but discourage support from the spectators.”
Opposite for to change, progress, or develop in a specified way
“He said problems of competitiveness would also severely constrain the small industry sector, which he feared would stagnate.”
Opposite for to take action
“It's discouraging to see him idle about rather than do something about his unemployment.”
Opposite for to change one's place of residence or work
“I don't understand why we have to uproot ourselves when we can just stay here.”
Opposite for to propose for discussion and resolution at a meeting or legislative assembly
“Some dieticians disadvise the consumption of processed foods.”
Opposite for to arouse affection, pity, or compassion in
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
Opposite for to spend most of one's time with a specified social group
“Disenchanted members made the easy decision to dissociate themselves from the cult-like institution.”
Opposite for to change, progress, or develop in a specified way
“He wasn't particularly ambitious and was happy to remain in his current position at the company.”
Opposite for to change one's views
“I will maintain my position on his innocence irrespective of incriminating evidence against him.”
Opposite for to cause something to function with motion
“In the event that you need to stop the car while ascending a slope, pull on the handbrakes.”
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