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What is the opposite of regulate?

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Opposite of to control by means of rules and regulations
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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Opposite of to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
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Opposite of to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
“Do not rush the amount of information that you provide to the learner at any one time.”
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Opposite of to be in charge or command of
“Several specialists would serve in a team led by Danny Ocean who wanted to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time.”
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Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“I am not going to stand by silently while you mismanage these sacred funds the way you have chosen to do in recent months.”
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Opposite of to restrain or to keep in check
Free yourself from the tyranny of emotional baggage, and you will be able to move on.”
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
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Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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Opposite of to manage
“Many agents sell a bunch of houses, then spend all their time servicing those houses and neglect their business.”
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Opposite of to direct or influence the behavior or development of
“What that tells me is that right now, is that whatever is being reported could be information to deceive and mislead people.”
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Opposite of to set, or to serve as, a limit to
“If you ignore the warnings and choose to exceed the speed limit, you put yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.”
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Opposite of to adjust or calibrate (the settings of) a device
“Only the all-too-common tape warbles manage to desynchronize the duo's clockwork timing.”
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Opposite of to bring someone or something under control
“They give free rein to their children, and it is not surprising that they exhibit behaviors of entitlement and erratic temperament.”
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Opposite of to determine or dictate
“There will be several factors that will hinder my ability to complete the task.”
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Opposite of to make a change to (a routine, behavior or habit)
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(of an expression) Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“You could see that he was starting to lose his cool after making some uncharacteristic unforced errors.”
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Opposite of to mend or repair
“Kevin was a naughty boy who would mistreat and break his toys.”
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“He would take deep breaths as a coping mechanism when negative thoughts and feelings were threatening to get out of control.”
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“The gas would cause me to release a loud belch.”
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Opposite of to make normal, to make standard
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To preserve (something) by not expending or using it
“I have learned to save my time and energy for more important matters.”
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Opposite of to fix, correct, revise or improve
“The excessive use of plastics may damage our environment in the long run.”
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Opposite of to fix or repair something
“The state always seeks to avoid compensation when its actions take or damage private property.”
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Opposite of to take, or be in, charge of
“As with the Italian condottiere, they were willing to serve any master with whom their chief could make satisfactory arrangements.”
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