What is the opposite of move?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of physically moving
“Wu Luan does not move, embodying an extreme motionlessness in contrast to Wan's energetic exit.”
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Opposite of an act that initiates or advances a process or plan
“They say the Council's inaction has resulted in a worsening of conditions.”
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Opposite of a measure or action, especially one of a series taken for a given purpose or goal
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Opposite of an act of moving something or someone to another place or position
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Opposite of a physical movement of someone or something
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Opposite of a cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone
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Opposite of a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral
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Opposite of a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one
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Opposite of a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
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Opposite of the forcing of individuals or communities to leave their place of residence, especially to move to ethnically homogeneous rural settlements
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Opposite of the use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality
Verb
Opposite of to leave or exit
“They are always fashionably late, and when they arrive, it will be obvious.”
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Opposite of to go from one place to another
“I will stay and keep a lookout for anything unusual.”
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Opposite of to get to a location by any means of motion
“Please stand still for a moment while I take your measurements.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to rouse to strong feeling or action
“His temper on the court does nothing but discourage support from the spectators.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to take action
“It's discouraging to see him idle about rather than do something about his unemployment.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to propose for discussion and resolution at a meeting or legislative assembly
“Some dieticians disadvise the consumption of processed foods.”
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Opposite of to arouse affection, pity, or compassion in
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to change one's views
“I will maintain my position on his innocence irrespective of incriminating evidence against him.”
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Opposite of to cause something to function with motion
“If you need to stop the car while ascending a slope, pull on the handbrakes.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed onward
“Unsu was given orders to retreat when many of his men had fallen during the Battle of Seimor.”
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Opposite of move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance
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To exert force or pressure on
“We had to push the heavy door with all of our might to open it.”
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Opposite of to rouse to strong feeling or action
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favourable impression on
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Opposite of to change the place or position of
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Opposite of to fill with courage or strength of purpose
“The very image of the desolated metropolis was enough to dishearten me before I even entered the city itself.”
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Opposite of to put forward (a plan or suggestion) for consideration by others
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Opposite of to carry or bring along with
“My new guitar was too bulky to take with me, and so I would leave it in Spain.”
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Opposite of to change the place or position of
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Opposite of have a strong emotional effect on
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Opposite of to show a preference for
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Opposite of to penetrate
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Opposite of to move (something) to a different location
“Let's just leave the fridge where it is until we can get more people to help us move it.”
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Opposite of to be moved by the wind or an air current
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Opposite of to dismiss from a job
“There was plenty of support from within to appoint her as the next Minister of Defense.”
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Opposite of to develop gradually
“Within the extreme conditions of total war, the whole of society can retrogress to a primitive state.”
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Opposite of to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
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Opposite of to physically guide a person or animal
“The horse would follow John to water, but would not drink.”
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