What is the opposite of pull?

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Opposite of to exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
“Three of his brothers would have to get out and push the immobilized car forward.”
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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 cause to be attracted or to show interest in someone or something
“The rainy weather is going to deter many people from coming to the festival.”
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Opposite of to damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
Relax your muscles, and the pain should subside soon after.”
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Opposite of to retrieve or generate for use
“I decided to forego my place in the queue and give my ticket to the person behind me.”
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Opposite of to cause to move with a jerk
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Opposite of to pull or drag along through the application of steady force
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Opposite of to catch hold of (and pull quickly)
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Opposite of to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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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 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 damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
“Your body literally wants to heal the muscles in reverse order of how they became damaged.”
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Opposite of to pull or elongate a stretchable object
“Roll small balls and place them on top, then squash into shape.”
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Opposite of to draw in a specified direction, especially by creating a vacuum
“When two south poles are brought together, the magnets repel each other.”
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Opposite of pretend
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Opposite of to touch or feel with the fingers
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Opposite of to take away from
“They would need to add an extra year to his contract to finally close negotiations.”
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Opposite of to withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
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Opposite of to be guilty of, or responsible for a crime etc.
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Opposite of to stop one's participation in an undertaking
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Opposite of to get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
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Opposite of to pull up by the roots
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Opposite of behave as though sexually attracted to someone, but playfully rather than with serious intentions
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Opposite of to attract the interest of, especially of a group
“The loss of flexibility a family suffers when it buys rather than rents will deter many buyers.”
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Opposite of to pull out of, or cease to participate in, a deal, agreement or position
“With strong support behind him, David had been urged to enter the race for a new term.”
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Opposite of to remove from a particular place or position
“At the beginning of each month, we deposit some money into the bank account.”
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Opposite of to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
Noun
Opposite of an act of pulling something
“With a gentle push and squeeze, Nixon was able to detach the cable lock.”
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Opposite of something that causes one to feel attraction
“Being on the eleventh floor was enough of a deterrence for Jake to forego the conference due to his irrational fear of heights.”
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Opposite of the ability to exercise influence
“How can this man be a leader of our great nation with such political impotency?”
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Opposite of a deep draught of a drink
“The spitting by the elderly gentleman would make me lose my appetite.”
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Opposite of an act of inhaling while smoking a pipe, cigarette, or cigar
“The smoker's exhalation would be accompanied by a billow of smoke.”
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(slang, dated) Opposite of something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest
“Injuries would be the talented player's greatest handicap.”
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Opposite of a device that is meant to be pulled
“Push the button on the top to release the bottom cavity.”
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Opposite of control or dominance over someone or something
“This kind of freedom may coincide with the cruelest despotism and with the subjugation of the overwhelming majority of the people.”
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Opposite of a quality or ability to control, charm or influence people
“We may infer that the repulsiveness of his character was heightened by frequent irritability and furious excesses of passion on slight occasions.”
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Opposite of a thing that attracts or tempts someone
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Opposite of something that tempts or is used to tempt a person or animal to do something
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(printing) Opposite of a trial impression of a page, taken from type or film and used for making corrections before final printing
“This edit is the final and is ready to be published.”
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Opposite of the ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions
“Without their messages on self-need and state of being, displayed cues that he perceived, they would have remained objects of insignificance to him.”
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Opposite of the grip of a tyre on a road or a wheel on a rail
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Opposite of the state of being stretched tight
“If there are big holes in the stitches caused by the looseness of the fabric, then that yarn is not a good match for the project.”
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Opposite of a powerful force of attraction
“She liked him, which is extremely important given her strong aversion to doctors.”
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Opposite of a person or thing that is very attractive or interesting
“A loss will be the nail in the coffin for his professional tennis career.”
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Opposite of the principle of physics by which matter is drawn from one space into another because the pressure inside the second space is lower than the pressure in the first
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Opposite of the advantage or benefit of something
“The biggest drawback to this plan is that it will antagonize opponents of outsourcing.”
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Opposite of an injury to a part of the body
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