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What is the opposite of satisfy?

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Opposite of to meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone)
“When you're the king, you can banish the insiders who displease you and you can try to buy off the outsiders.”
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Opposite of to pacify or soothe (someone)
“The laugh, mocking as it was, did not seem to irritate him.”
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Opposite of to act in accordance to the terms of
“They had every state-of-the-art surveillance gadget focused on him, and they had expected that he would breach the terms of his contract with an indiscrete moment on the computer.”
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Opposite of to fulfill a desire, demand or need
“In approaching his task under such a misconception of its true significance, he will fail to meet the expectation of his friends and sponsors and is bound to miss that finer sense of service.”
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Opposite of to pay off (a debt or creditor)
“The logical and just thing was to repudiate the enormous debt incurred by the monarchy.”
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Opposite of to dispel someone's doubts
“If anything, it will worry me even more if I do not have the facts.”
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Opposite of to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
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Opposite of to act in accordance with the terms of
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Opposite of to satisfy or slake, such as of hunger or desire
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Opposite of stuff, satisfy completely or excessively
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
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Opposite of convince, induce
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Opposite of compensate, give in return
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Opposite of to be capable of supplying
“Unfortunately, based on our calculations, wind farms will be deficient for our total national energy requirement.”
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Opposite of to make someone believe, or feel sure about something
“I tried to disprove to her the existence of ghosts.”
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Opposite of to comply with the requests or demands of others
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Opposite of to be compatible or consistent with
“She complained that a standard witness oath would conflict with an oath she had previously sworn to maintain confidentiality about meetings with her king.”
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Opposite of to carry out or accomplish
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action
“Though she was sometimes imposed upon and deceived by those that neither needed nor deserved what she gave, this did not discourage her from giving again.”
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Opposite of stuff or fill
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Opposite of to hand over or transfer the amount due of (a debt, wages, etc.)
“I question whether I am within the reasonable ground to withhold the payment due to the property damage.”
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