What is the opposite of set?

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Verb
Opposite of to arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
“Please remove your bag from the belt and be on your way.”
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Opposite of to lay in surrounding matter
“Charlie just stared at the beast, afraid that he would dislodge the metal pole from the ground.”
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Opposite of to decide on and announce
“Passengers will be allowed to change or cancel the date of travel without penalty up until 24 hours prior to travel.”
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Opposite of to harden into a solid or semi-solid state
“When the stone has started to liquefy, the lead flows out through some small cavities, and the copper remains within.”
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(of the sun) Opposite of to dip below the horizon
“I love to watch the sun rise above the horizon as it spreads its rays across the land.”
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Opposite of to harmonize in regard to time
“Only the all-too-common tape warbles manage to desynchronize the duo's clockwork timing.”
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Opposite of to ornament, usually through the placement or embedding of jewelry
“We would remove the gemstones from the tiara, replace them with our fakes then sew them into the ceremonial flag.”
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Opposite of to put into order or make ready
“Some librarians, chiefly from a defect in their system, wish to disturb the arrangement of their books by placing newly acquired volumes among the old.”
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Opposite of to allot, or assign, something (as a task)
“Maximillion would withdraw her from the mission if he knew what she planned to do, but she couldn't wait another moment while Lucey suffered in Carcere.”
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Opposite of to concentrate one's attention or effort
“The simple progression of numbers helped her focus more quickly so nothing would distract her mind from the efficiency of the movement.”
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Opposite of to enter a program or instructions into a (usually electronic or digital) device
“You can cancel the timer or wait until it runs out.”
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(set off) Opposite of to start or incite
“The military was called in to help end the violence unfolding across the state.”
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(of an object) Opposite of to put in a particular position or location
“Please remove the dishes from the dining table once the guests have left.”
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Opposite of to estimate the value of something
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Opposite of to place or position someone or something
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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 assign officially to a job or position
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Opposite of to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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Opposite of make or become thick or thicker
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Opposite of to put forward for consideration
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Opposite of to compress tightly into
Noun
Opposite of a collection of props used for a particular scene in a play or film
“It wasn't a bad story and the actors were terrific, but somehow I couldn't bring it all together.”
Noun
Opposite of a group of people with common interests or occupations or of similar social status
“Each individual has to become more aware of each other, in the sense of their role and part in the situation.”
Noun
Opposite of a group working together to advance its interests
“Use pictures as a show-and-tell vehicle for your young one to help bring family elders to life.”
Noun
Opposite of a group or collection of things that belong together or that are related in some way
“I have found one of the books you wanted.”
Noun
Opposite of a unit into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
“It would appear that the world as a whole is sinking deeper into poverty.”
Noun
Opposite of a group of pupils or students who are taught together
“They embody the avatars of a group of high schoolers who have been placed in detention for bad behavior.”
Noun
Opposite of a container containing a collection of the same item
“I just bought one of the kitchen knives since I didn't need a whole block.”
Noun
Opposite of a collection of things, typically considered as a unit
Noun
Opposite of an assembly of people with a common interest
“The young girl was made a social pariah after a few controversial comments that drew widespread condemnation.”
Noun
Opposite of a unit, grouping or configuration of things
Noun
Opposite of a thing that is complete in itself
“Each individual constituent contributes in its own way the to the coherent whole.”
Noun
Opposite of a group within a political party or other organization having particular views or a particular function
Noun
Opposite of a formally constituted political group
“From that time there was a division amongst them, all the Trilobites were split into two parties.”
Noun
Opposite of a category having attributes in common while differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality
“The debate concerning the unclassifiability of the essay film has continued over the years.”
Adjective
Opposite of fixed or arranged in advance
“They may trap you for several years on a variable rate which could prove expensive in the long run.”
Adjective
Opposite of not able to be changed
“I remained undecided on where I wanted to eat for dinner.”
Adjective
Opposite of distinct or special to a specific individual, thing or circumstance
“He must learn programming scripts that allow a generic program to be tailored to a specific purpose.”
Adjective
Opposite of ready, prepared, or likely to do something
“I left all my studying to the last minute, and consequently, I was unprepared for the exam.”
Adjective
Opposite of conforming to the standard variety
“Many regarded it as a promising start to his writing career and felt that the script was fresh and delightfully new.”
Adjective
Opposite of firmly fixed in place
“Apparently, jumping from a precarious rock to a raised edge is all part of the game.”
Adjective
(set on) Opposite of fully committed to an idea or goal
Uncertain of his career choice, he majored in English language and literature. with classical and romantic languages as his minor subjects.”
Adjective
(of material for study) Opposite of prescribed as part of a course
“Extra information may be added, but the teacher is accountable for failing to complete the coverage of the text and is not expected to rate pupils on unprescribed material.”
Adjective
(set against) Opposite of firmly opposed to
“I'm pro suggestions that might help end the dispute.”
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Opposite of hardened in texture
“Crush the biscuits into a crumb texture, add the melted butter and mix together.”
Adjective
Opposite of done with full awareness of what one is doing
“He's delighted with the result and says he's glad to be back and no longer facing an unintentional early retirement.”
Adjective
Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
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Opposite of having or displaying resolve
“I have my doubts that you are going to succeed because you seem like a very weak-willed person.”
Adjective
(especially of a price, rate, or time) Opposite of having been firmly established and typically not subject to change
“Meal times are flexible and there is a choice of menus to ensure people's dietary and religious food needs are followed.”
Adjective
Opposite of bearing exclusiveness
“Once payment has been accepted, you will then get unrestricted access to all the facilities at this gym.”
Adjective
Opposite of well-known or long established
“The obscure reference to a bygone era was as mysterious as it was intriguing.”
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Opposite of firmly fixed in place or shut
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Opposite of accepted, used, or (commonly) practiced by most people
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(of a rule or discipline) Opposite of rigidly enforced, typically demanding total obedience or observance
“There seems to be a flexible regulation of speed limits on these wide and open roads.”
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Opposite of used or accepted broadly
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Opposite of unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention
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Opposite of having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure
Soft fruits like avocados, bananas, berries and papayas can be pureed and mixed with extracted juices.”
Adjective
Opposite of something that is usual or standard
Adjective
Opposite of arranged beforehand advance
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