What is the opposite of pursue?

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Opposite of to go after
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Opposite of to conduct or devote oneself to
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Opposite of to investigate or delve into
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(followed by for) Opposite of to look for or seek
“It took an enormous amount of effort to conceal the dwarf, but he was an important key in their plan for the takeover.”
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Opposite of to pursue with an intent to catch
“Gunther would lead them on a wild goose chase.”
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Opposite of to go after or on the track of
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Opposite of fawn over, pay attention to
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(of a quality of skill) Opposite of to help the growth or development of
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Opposite of take action
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Opposite of to direct one's hopes or ambitions towards achieving something
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Opposite of to act on, or put into action, a request
“Your demands are unreasonable and I will do everything I can to repeal them.”
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Opposite of to act on an opportunity
“He would miss many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
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Opposite of cause or become hurt
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Opposite of concentrate on specific area
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Opposite of to go in search of
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Opposite of to cause persistent suffering to
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Opposite of to persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey, or goal, even if hindered by distraction, difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement
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Opposite of select as an object of attention or attack
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