What is the opposite of stand?

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(lie) Opposite of to have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet
“They traditionally sleep in the same bedroom and they lie side by side with their child on their futon.”
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(sit) Opposite of to have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet
“I never managed to break the teenage habit of jiggling my legs and fidgeting when I have to sit for a long time.”
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Opposite of to rise to an upright position
“We spend the first eighteen months teaching our children to walk and talk, and then the next eighteen years telling them to sit down and keep quiet.”
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Opposite of to place or set in an upright or specified position
Lay the map flat on the ground or on a table and use your compass to align it so that the magnetic north arrow points north.”
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Opposite of to be situated
“Unless an initiative is taken the buildings will eventually disappear or there will be little option but to demolish them and start again from scratch.”
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Opposite of to remain valid or unaltered
“The Australian Open's extreme heat policy states that play will stop when temperatures reach 40 degrees.”
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Opposite of to be able to endure or tolerate
“As time passed, Suzanne began to falter under the weight of carrying her many burdens.”
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Opposite of to have a certain position within a group
“The club will fall to the third position if they lose this weekend.”
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
“Internally, the government may repudiate a debt when it experiences financial ruin and bankruptcy.”
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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 endure, go through (an ordeal)
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Opposite of to allow something to exist or happen, even although one does not approve of it
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Opposite of to resist or withstand something that is difficult to endure
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Opposite of arrange in a particular position
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(of an action or remark) Opposite of to be accepted without scrutiny
“The media will scrutinize every little thing a professional athlete will do on-field and off-field.”
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Opposite of remain in a specified state or position
“Food would be brought to them and if for some reason they had to leave their post, someone would step in for relief.”
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(treat to) Opposite of to pay the bill for someone else
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(British, informal) Opposite of to accept or tolerate (an unpleasant or unwelcome person or situation)
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Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
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Opposite of to lift or move to a vertical position
“You will need to lower the fridge so we can get it through the door.”
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Opposite of to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“An incumbent may decide to forgo the next election when certain conditions are met.”
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Opposite of to support with, or as if with, a prop
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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
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Opposite of to function in an expected or specified manner
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(of water or air) Opposite of to cease to flow or move
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Opposite of to bear or support without breaking or failing
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Opposite of to put or place something in a given location or position
“She would take a ruler and measure its length exactly.”
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(of something unpleasant) Opposite of to tolerate or submit to
“He would still be in denial of the fact that he would not get the promotion he desired.”
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Opposite of to place or set apart two or more items allowing for space in between
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Opposite of to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Once you leave the premises, it will invalidate your ticket and you will not be able to re-enter the compound.”
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Opposite of to be patient with
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Opposite of to consider to be of a certain quality or standard
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Opposite of to be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position
“His hands came out of his pockets to hang at his sides.”
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Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
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Opposite of to prop up
“I will lift my tired legs from this couch once they are fully rested.”
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Opposite of a firmly held opinion
“In the wake of the violent protest against authority in the West in the 1960s and subsequent years, many espouse a position of indifference.”
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Opposite of a rack, base, or piece of furniture for holding, supporting, or displaying something
“Halsman suggested the idea for this picture to Salvador Dalí after seeing his painting in which everything appeared suspended in mid-air.”
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Opposite of a cessation from motion or progress
“Should the danger signal appear while an exercise is in progress, the entire command will be halted, and the movement resumed when the danger signal is removed.”
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(stand against) Opposite of a determined effort to resist or fight for something
“He convinced the city, local citizens, and even the humane society that this could be a great zoo if everyone threw their support behind it, and helped it grow.”
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Opposite of an attitude or point of view
“He was dumbfounded as to how to tackle the problem and his cluelessness on the issue was evident.”
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Opposite of an assertion, especially one maintained in argument
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Opposite of a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs
“Eli was ecstatic that he was able to find an exact replacement of the broken chair that he was so sentimentally attached to.”
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Opposite of the lowest part of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported
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Opposite of mental acceptance of a claim as true
“Until recently, hippotherapy has been met with skepticism from a medical community demanding hard science rather than anecdotal evidence.”
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Opposite of the use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
“He suggested other NATO states could individually or as an alliance provide military support to help the country.”
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Opposite of a person's point of view or attitude towards something
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Opposite of the position or interests of one person or group, especially in opposition to others
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Opposite of the ending of an activity
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Opposite of a particular opinion or attitude expressed
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Opposite of position
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Opposite of a piece of land
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