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.”
Noun
Opposite of a change of house or business premises
“During our stay at St. Helena, we had every attention paid to our situation by the governor that the island could afford.”
Noun
Opposite of a change of procedure or strategy
“The result is usually scientific and technological stagnation except in the short term.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral
Noun
Opposite of a trick or an action intended to deceive
Noun
Opposite of an act of moving something or someone to another place or position
“The storing and hoarding of old things is a habit my old folks need to kick.”
Noun
Opposite of a physical movement of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning
Noun
The act of loading data into a computer (from another system)
“Once you locate the file you want, you're prompted to click a specific link or button to begin the download.”
Noun
Opposite of a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one
Noun
Opposite of a crafty, and typically underhanded, means to achieve one's aims
Verb
Opposite of to leave or exit
“They are always fashionably late, and when they arrive, it will be obvious.”
Verb
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 urge, incite or persuade into doing something
“His temper on the court does nothing but discourage support from the spectators.”
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire a particular feeling or thoughts
“When you're a nurse, you see so much sadness and pain on a daily basis that you almost have to desensitize yourself to it just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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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 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 reconsider or change one's views
“I will maintain my position on his innocence irrespective of incriminating evidence against him.”
Verb
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, especially at a brisk pace
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Opposite of to provoke or instigate someone into action
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Opposite of to leave or exit a place
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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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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 move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
“Reach over and turn the faucet clockwise to stop the flow of the water.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
“Laurel told me that while I was at the entrance to her building, she saw two men in a black car stop next to my car.”
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Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
“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 remove, especially something that is fixed or secure
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Opposite of to move (someone or something) from one place to another
“I leave the first lot of passengers at the resort and then return to the Bay to pick up the remaining tourists.”
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Opposite of to put forward for discussion or consideration
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Opposite of to send a message, person or object to a given place or location
“I thought I would receive my mail today, but it appears to be delayed.”
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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 put into a new position
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Opposite of to bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
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Opposite of to have a strong emotional effect on
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Opposite of to hurt or distress emotionally
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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.”
Verb
(slang, dated) Opposite of to affect with powerful emotion
“Too many talking heads may also bore the audience.”
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