What is the opposite of pushing?

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Adjective
Opposite of interfering or meddling in the affairs of others
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed
Adjective
(of a person or performance) Opposite of energetic in nature
“According to the doctor, I was feeling lethargic due to some mineral deficiencies.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Noun
Opposite of something that incites, supports, promotes, protects or advances
Noun
Opposite of the act of furthering or helping forward
Noun
Opposite of an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something
Noun
Opposite of the publicizing of a product, organization, or venture so as to increase sales or public awareness
“People have lost their jobs over derogatory remarks made in blogs, but can you be sued for libel or defamation?”
Noun
Opposite of communication whose purpose is to influence potential customers about products and services
Adverb
Opposite of imprecise but close to in quantity or amount
“He bothered to go out of his way to find out exactly what was happening and who was involved, which is more than anyone else did.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to demand earnestly or pressingly
“The doctor would deter my efforts to pursue a sporting profession due to how prone I am to injury.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move or proceed onward
“Unsu was given orders to retreat when many of his men had fallen during the Battle of Seimor.”
Verb
(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of present participle for to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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