What is the opposite of sway?

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Opposite of to move around or sideways rhythmically
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Opposite of to control or influence (a person or course of action)
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Opposite of to be persuaded based on available information
“Mike's allegations were so outrageous that they would, in fact, dissuade me from believing that Brett was a bad man.”
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Opposite of to change or vary irregularly in number or amount
“Nationwide, house prices started to plateau as the Reserve Bank raised interest rates and commercial banks added additional increases of their own.”
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Opposite of to move or cause to move into a sloping position
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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through reason or argument
“The imposed penalties would certainly deter them from engaging in the trafficking of narcotics.”
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Opposite of to walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall
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Opposite of to convince or manipulate
“The convenient rationalization that our weapons potpourri will confuse the enemy into fear of misbehaving is absurd and threatening.”
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to control or determine
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Opposite of to move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
“Alright, stop! Hammertime!”
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Opposite of to govern or rule over
“Boxhorn kept stressing the absolutist dogma that the people fervently obey their King, no matter what rights he violated.”
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Opposite of to swing loosely while being suspended
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Opposite of to persuade (others) to support one's policy
“Exasperated at even an attempt to dissuade them from an act which only the genius of evil could have suggested, they murdered the unfortunate Syndic.”
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Opposite of to feel uncertain about something
“I do believe that the world is good and worth saving.”
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Opposite of to affect without completely changing
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Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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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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(of a person) Opposite of to move in a quick and lively way
“The brooding teenagers stand around in the hallway, looking the others up and down as they pass by.”
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Opposite of to show an inclination for, or against, something
“Some reluct the Bourbons, because they dreaded that they would restore the property of the emigrants, and re-establish feudal rights.”
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Opposite of to give (someone) orders in a domineering manner
“I serve my master, but I am not compelled to spend the night parleying with his lacqueys.”
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Opposite of power, rule or dominion over something
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(of a person) Opposite of the quality of having a high personal standing or status
“Your unimportance to this group is really understated.”
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Opposite of control of or dominion over an area or people
“Fundamentally, the subordination of the oppressed nations to the major powers is rooted in economic relations.”
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Opposite of a consequence or ensuing result of some action
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Opposite of domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others
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Opposite of the fact or condition of being common, prevalent, or in the majority
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Opposite of a position of superiority or dominance
“Ma-ai is the efficient manipulation of distance so that you place your attacker in a position of disadvantage while simultaneously placing yourself in a position of advantage.”
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