What is the opposite of pressing?

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Adjective
Opposite of in urgent need of immediate attention
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Adjective
Opposite of requiring quick or immediate action or attention
Adjective
Opposite of serious or significant in nature
Adjective
Opposite of making continual and persistent demands
Adjective
Opposite of extremely serious or urgent
Adjective
Opposite of requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or existing at the present time
“My future plan is to have a basketball camp in every state for young underprivileged girls.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring immediate attention
“Once the baby was in a settled state, we were able to leave the room.”
Adjective
(of a question or subject) Opposite of being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
Adjective
Opposite of incapable of being satisfied or appeased
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to current affairs
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being insistent
Noun
Opposite of the act of constricting, or the state of being constricted
Noun
Opposite of something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly
Noun
Opposite of the act of physically lowering something
“If the elevation of the weight does nothing, then something might be broken.”
Noun
Opposite of the production of something by pressing it out
“Early techniques required the insertion of optical fibers directly into the bloodstream.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
“I pull the screw out of my leg, angrily looking around for whom or what to blame.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to compress, crush or squeeze something, altering its shape in the process
“Use your fingers to stretch and pull the dough to one end of the table, but take care not to rip the dough.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to flatten or smooth out by applying pressure or heat
“I crumple my pants into a ball and lie down, knowing that sleep will quiet my mind.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to force items into a compressed space
“Luckily, I was able to fit everything into the box.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to crowd or gather together
“The police would fire teargas canisters into the crowd who would quickly disperse.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hold close (within one's arms)
“I watched enough Oprah reruns when I was pregnant to know that she'll push you away before you push her away.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to squeeze someone or something with one's hand
“Terry wheezed as Harry didn't release the pressure of his grip against his throat.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to plead or put forward strongly
“Should these dealers for any reason decide to abandon their request for the service, the money deposited by them in the fund would be returned.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
“I would strongly discourage you from using your general counsel to negotiate a New York City office lease.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“Even in the scene where he appears majestic, Ellison uses the comic to downplay his regality.”
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