What is the opposite of serve?

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Opposite of to supply (to someone)
“The bartender advised his patrons that he would refuse them drinks if they continue to be rowdy and unruly.”
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Opposite of to carry out a role or penalty
“It was rumored that he used his father's connections to shirk his military duties.”
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Opposite of to be adequate for a given purpose
“This particular tool will fail for what we are trying to repair.”
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Opposite of to serve or wait on
“They will betray this country when they think its profits are at stake.”
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(serve as) Opposite of to be of use as
“This broken rubber duck is definitely going to fail as a stopgap solution to the leak.”
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Opposite of to be a means to an end
“We may succeed in raising test scores by relying on these methods, but we will fail to teach them that reading can be transformative and that it belongs to them.”
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Opposite of to be of service to
“We trust that banks will bear these facts in mind when making decisions that may scare away or hurt their customers.”
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Opposite of to carry out duties as a member of
“He equates a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome with a propensity to malinger.”
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Opposite of to attend to the requirements of, especially a client or customer
“It is unacceptable for anybody working in a business to ignore the needs of the client.”
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(of food) Opposite of to be sufficient for
“The grant, however, proved to be insufficient for most of Charles's reign.”
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Opposite of to be adequate or enough for a given task or purpose
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Opposite of to promote or nurture the development of
“Conversely, evidence of unmistakable hostility toward that same population is expected to impede the development of a belief in the mutability of existing conditions.”
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Opposite of to be beneficial to
“If we rush this decision now, it will hurt our reputation in the long term.”
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Opposite of to do a favor, or show beneficence toward
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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 give what is needed or desired
“You can bring some food for the party, and I will gladly consume it.”
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Opposite of to serve as a member of a council, jury, or other official body
“The accumulative effect of his injuries forced him to retire.”
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Opposite of to be advantageous
“If there is a concern that people's emotional expressions will relay information that they do not want to be shared because it will disadvantage them, they will attempt to suppress them.”
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Opposite of to be fit for
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Opposite of to receive (someone) as a guest and provide them with food and drink
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Opposite of to initiate legal action against someone
“He states that he is willing to drop the charges against you if you pay for the repairs.”
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Opposite of allocate, distribute
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Opposite of to serve, or be used in, a secondary purpose
Noun
Opposite of a formal expression of disapproval
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