What is the opposite of resolve?

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Opposite of to find a solution to an issue or problem through reasoning
“You will complicate the situation further by overanalyzing and spending an inordinate amount of time on the process.”
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Opposite of to separate or cause to be separated into constituent parts or components
“You can use three bulldog clips to join the cables together at the rear of the second tree.”
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Opposite of to explain away or dispel
“They continue to mark and validate his separation from the streets and reinforce his belief that he can take a different path.”
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Opposite of to pass a resolution
“The council is expected to reject the proposal on June 14 when the two groups meet for what may be a stormy debate.”
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Opposite of to explain or clarify something
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Opposite of to arrive at an answer through logic
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Opposite of to separate or break apart into two or more parts
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“Over the next year, he would dither back and forth over his relationship with Peggy while the affair wound down.”
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Opposite of to intend or plan to do something
“You decided to ignore your responsibility as a parent and instead, indulged in vices.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“The Prime Minister said that he was willing to open Peace Talks without preconditions.”
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(smooth over) Opposite of to resolve, or work towards resolving an issue or conflict
“The Council urges all parties to exert restraint and refrain from taking any action which might exacerbate the situation.”
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Opposite of to decipher or find a solution to
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Opposite of to resolve or find a solution to
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Opposite of to identify and measure the chemical constituents of (a substance or specimen)
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Opposite of reconcile a situation
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Opposite of to drive away or cause to vanish
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Opposite of intervene in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation
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Opposite of act as a judge in a competition
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Opposite of to become something different
“The old castle's condition would stagnate and remain unchanged for years.”
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Opposite of to understand, or try to understand, something
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Opposite of to resolve (a contest, decision, problem or dispute)
“The umpire appears to misjudge a decision, confusing players and supporters alike.”
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Opposite of to correct or put right (an undesirable situation)
“It is unfortunate that they would break their friendship over something as petty as academic jealousy.”
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Opposite of to fix, correct, revise or improve
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Opposite of to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
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Opposite of to arrive at an answer through logic
“I had to think long and hard, then I had to give up on figuring out this puzzle.”
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Opposite of to make a choice from a range of possibilities
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Opposite of to decide
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Opposite of to make (a rough surface) smooth
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Opposite of to arrive at an answer through logic
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Opposite of the quality of having a firm determination to do something
“She seemed to hover in indecision for a second, and then made the abrupt decision to speak.”
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Opposite of a promise or agreement to do something, especially in the future
“His parents were a little bit concerned about his indifference towards getting fit.”
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Opposite of the condition of being determined
“Where he gets in trouble, again, is his unwillingness to make a firm stand on any issue.”
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Opposite of usually contains one or more dark minerals, which may be mica, pyroxene, or amphibole
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Opposite of the quality of being brave or confident without being reckless or thoughtless
“There is no reason for this other than craven cowardice in the face of power.”
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Opposite of the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
“There are frequent complaints about unwillingness to work, lack of entrepreneurialism and aversion to risk.”
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Opposite of control of oneself, willpower
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Opposite of a hope or ambition of achieving something
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Opposite of the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations
Vulnerability can be a curse in a hostile environment.”
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(of a person) Opposite of the quality of being energetic and ambitious
“He was a man of leisure who barely knew the meaning of hard work.”
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of the state of being inclined to compete, typically wanting to win
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Opposite of the inclination or ability to fight or struggle
“He argued that change could be brought about through pacifism and appeasement.”
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Opposite of the mental ability to handle or recover quickly from hardship
“Self-pity and defeatism are quickly banished from his mind whenever they turn up.”
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Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
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