What is the opposite of settle?

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Opposite of to resolve or find a solution to
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Opposite of to reach a decision or agreement about
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Opposite of to provide comfort or assuagement to
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Opposite of to come to rest, especially after descending from the air
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Opposite of to make one's permanent home somewhere
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Opposite of to move with a group of others to live in a new country or area
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Opposite of to sit or come to rest in a comfortable position
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(of suspended particles) Opposite of to sink slowly in a liquid to form sediment
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Opposite of to position or place something in a particular place or spot
“Callie, did you move my keys? I have to get to work!”
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Opposite of to explain or resolve that which is unknown
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Opposite of to fix or hold securely in place
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Opposite of to muffle or deaden the sound of
“It is important to use speakers to amplify the volume to ensure that everyone can hear the audio on the video clips.”
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
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Opposite of to demonstrate to be true based on facts
“Steven's defense team fought hard to disprove the evidence brought forward by the prosecutors.”
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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 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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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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Opposite of to settle or come to terms on a particular arrangement
“The Persarmenians would reject the terms offered to them by the envoys of the Persian king.”
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
“In a brutal rejection of the insurance chief's leadership, 59% of investors decided to repudiate his pay package.”
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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 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 regain one's composure after being overly emotional
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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 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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Opposite of reconcile a situation
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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 to reach an agreement on something
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to get to a destination (in a general sense)
“A pilot waiting in line to depart from Los Angeles airport on a clear night will often see airplanes on approach strung out like Christmas lights for 40 miles or more.”
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Opposite of to deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently
“The police did not officially abandon the case, but would merely deprioritize it pending further developments.”
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