What is the opposite of press?

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Opposite of to move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
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Opposite of to crowd or gather together
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Opposite of to ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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Opposite of to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
“He tried his best to make conversation but would relent when it became obvious she wasn't interested.”
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of to put into italics
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Opposite of to ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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Opposite of obligate to do something
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Opposite of to facilitate or accelerate the progress of
“It will be a remarkable achievement for the State, which has a persisting tendency to delay projects.”
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Opposite of crowd together; nestle closely
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Opposite of take over in place of another
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Opposite of to push steadily downward or against with some force
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Opposite of to instruct or urge (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to reduce in size by compressing
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Opposite of to compress tightly into
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Opposite of to select, typically for military service
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Opposite of to free from breaks, curves, or bumps
“Equipment like discs and harrows can be used to roughen the texture of the soil on a slope.”
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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Opposite of live in a frugal way
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Opposite of to make an inquiry
“Steven would answer whenever the detectives queried him about his whereabouts on that fateful evening.”
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Opposite of tread on and crush
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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 maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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Opposite of to hire (somebody) for work or a job
Noun
Opposite of organizations or people working in media and communications collectively
Noun
Opposite of a group of people assembled together in a disorganized manner
“It can only be described as an utter failure that only one individual turned up to the show.”
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Opposite of a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals
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Opposite of a crowd of people pressed closely together
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Opposite of a large number of people or things doing or undergoing the same thing
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Opposite of a brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together
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Opposite of a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals
“A small group of troublemakers were making their way into town.”
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Opposite of excessive haste
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Opposite of a large number of people or things
Noun
Opposite of the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to an advertising promotion
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