What is the opposite of oblige?

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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 do a service or favor for
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Opposite of to demand earnestly or pressingly
“The doctor would deter my efforts to pursue a sporting profession due to how prone I am to injury.”
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Opposite of obligate to do something
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Opposite of to ask, or demand, something (of someone)
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Opposite of to make happy or give pleasure to
“John McClane was starting to displease Hans Gruber with his cowboy antics in the Nakatomi Plaza building.”
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Opposite of give an authoritative or peremptory order
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Opposite of to provide care, help or encouragement
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“Cultural neglect, they say, reflects social neglect, and it becomes a vicious circle.”
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Opposite of treat gently
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Opposite of to meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone)
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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 pledge or enter into a contract to do something
“There may be consequences if you break your contract with the company.”
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Opposite of to supply (to someone)
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