What is the opposite of operate?

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Opposite of to function in an expected or specified manner
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Opposite of to handle or operate something
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Opposite of to start, activate or put into action
“A protective system is connected to the power system to sense selected circuit conditions and deactivate the power system upon the occurrence of a fault.”
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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 act or function in a specified manner
“Using less than ideal materials, Nico believes that it will fail as a makeshift tent.”
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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 deal or trade in something, typically illegal
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(of personnel) Opposite of to work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification)
“Does the government not know that a hungry and irate man could mismanage the equipment entrusted to him?”
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Opposite of to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Once you leave the premises, it will invalidate your ticket and you will not be able to re-enter the compound.”
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Opposite of to make use of
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Opposite of to handle or manage many tasks at once
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Opposite of to activate or bring into operation
“If the range has an upper oven and fan, disengage the duct connection first.”
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Opposite of to engage in business dealings
“The fact that the company had to close down is proof that it had no good prospects.”
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Opposite of to work or operate in a proper or particular way
“The fire caused the motor electronics and the control panel to malfunction before spreading to the adjacent wells.”
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Opposite of to function with a specific purpose
“These blunt scissors fail as a tool for cutting.”
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Opposite of to be in working condition
“Your computer will break down if you spill coffee on it.”
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Opposite of to control by means of rules and regulations
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Opposite of to make use of
“We would forgo the use of drones during our filming so as not to scare the animals.”
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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 operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Opposite of to continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
“The temporary license will expire at the end of the month, and the individual will have to retake the state licensing exam.”
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Opposite of to physically cut up or take apart
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Opposite of to travel somewhere in a vehicle, usually public transportation
“Garbage collection vehicles tend to stop regularly, so be mindful when driving behind one.”
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