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Opposite of to choose or select
“I firmly believe in taking the custom route, deselect any options that you don't think you need and only select those that you do.”
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Opposite of to appoint a person in a given role or position
“He still believes it was unlawful to sack him without allowing the constituency party to reaffirm or deselect him first.”
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Opposite of to pluck or harvest flowers, fruits, or vegetables
“Arizona is a typical mountain girl who likes to grow flowers, sing, and square dance to the music of the fiddler on Saturday night.”
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Opposite of to take small bites or nibbles at or out of
“Researchers have found cutting off the supply of glutamate can halt the compulsion among some to devour junk food.”
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Opposite of to cause or incite a fight or confrontation
“He flashed a crooked smile and came forward with much more zeal to end the battle once and for all.”
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Opposite of to have a preference or liking for
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Opposite of to choose or decide
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Opposite of to assign officially to a job or position
“The Council also has the power to oversee the Leader's work and to dismiss him if he fails to perform his duties properly.”
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Opposite of to pick one option over another
“I absolutely disfavor just lazing about at home instead of going out for a walk.”
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Opposite of to select (someone or something) from a range of possibilities
“Vegetables are something I disprefer over having a nice juicy steak.”
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(of plants, fruits, etc.) Opposite of to collect for food
“Word had traveled fast among the local tribes as they now gathered out in the grass fields to distribute the food among themselves.”
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Opposite of to select or designate for a role or activity
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Opposite of to appoint or specify as a selection
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Opposite of to choose or select from a set of options
“We would then narrow down and screen the standout candidates and dismiss the unsuitable ones.”
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Opposite of to decide on an option (from a range of options)
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Opposite of to decide definitely in favor of (one of two or more possibilities)
“Many oppose the cause of temperance because they know nothing or nearly nothing of it.”
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Opposite of to have a preference for
“He might be a popular celebrity, but he tends to avoid the limelight.”
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Opposite of to incite or cause troublesome acts
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“Over the next year, he would dither back and forth over his relationship with Peggy while the affair wound down.”
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(of a sharp pointed object) Opposite of to go into or through (something)
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Opposite of impale on or pierce with a sharp point
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Opposite of to remove from a particular place
“The chef would place a heap of anchovies on my pizza despite me specifically telling him not to.”
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Opposite of to pierce with a sharp implement or weapon
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Opposite of puncture, pierce with sharp, pointed object
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Opposite of to remove or extract (something) by grasping and exerting force on it
“If you push the chip in any further, we are not going to be able to retrieve it later.”
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Opposite of to decide on
“The myriad proposals have only served to confuse what should be our best course of action.”
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Opposite of to prick or perforate with a sharp object
“All four tires were worn thin in places, and his only hope was to patch the tires and hope to find a nearby farm.”
Noun
Opposite of the best or most desirable among a category, kind or class
“People say they are the worst of society, the ones who stain our society, who want to kill and rob us.”
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Opposite of a blow with the fist
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Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
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Opposite of a range of things from which a choice may be made
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Opposite of denotes one's preference or right to choose
“You have an obligation to tell the truth.”
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Opposite of a set of different things of the same general type
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Opposite of a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives
“When Hobson's choice is placed before one, deliberation is of no great use.”
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(slang) Opposite of a personal preference
“When it comes to ice-cream flavors, the fruity ones are my worst!”
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Opposite of a thing or person that is chosen among a group
“When his views made him a pariah in his home country, he looked for the farthest place he could find from Europe's crowded cities.”
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Opposite of a powerful stroke with a hand, weapon, or hard object
“He came on in a series of well-placed slashes, and every time she ducked aside, it was a narrow miss.”
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Opposite of a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence
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Opposite of something, typically a job, considered to be highly desirable
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Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
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