What is the opposite of pursues?

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Opposite of to act on, or put into action, a request
“She repeals any demands that she deems to be unreasonable.”
Opposite of to follow or chase after
“At that point, Siringo was ordered to abandon the chase and proceed to Montana.”
Opposite of to go in search of, especially on the trail of
“They will have to call off the search for tonight because the tide was coming in.”
Opposite of to conduct or devote oneself to
“Feeling burnt out from his lengthy course, Harold would stop his studies and embark on a gap year and travel around South America.”
Opposite of to have as one's goal
“If you don't understand one set of instructions, just abandon that whole track and get on with something a little easier.”
Opposite of to investigate or delve into
“In light of the results of the local gendarmes' investigation, on Tuesday the public prosecutor decided to close the case.”
Opposite of to seek a social or romantic alliance with
“Once I found out she had a partner, I would leave her be.”
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