What is the opposite of tend?

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Opposite of to show a preference for
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Opposite of to care for or look after
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Opposite of to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
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Opposite of to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“I am not going to stand by silently while you mismanage these sacred funds the way you have chosen to do in recent months.”
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Opposite of to change, develop, or move in a general direction
“Although the curve on this graph appears to deviate widely from the flat dotted line, the decibel scale tends to exaggerate the deviation in frequency response.”
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“Poachers were planning to assault wildlife within the reserve.”
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Opposite of move, or tend to move, towards a centre of gravity or other attractive force
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Opposite of to have a propensity for
“I disfavor the use of static questions due to their limited, and often guessable, scope.”
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Opposite of to poke, pierce, thrust
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(with object) Opposite of to cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
“If you don't water the garden, you're going to kill everything that lives there.”
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Opposite of act as a minister of religion
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Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
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Opposite of lean or turn away from a given plane or direction, especially the vertical or horizontal
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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 control by means of rules and regulations
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Opposite of to treat someone medically, as a doctor would
“He did not intend to kill Val, only to merely injure him.”
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Opposite of to care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing
“According to a study, parents who abused alcohol and drugs were four times more likely to neglect their children.”
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Opposite of to offer advice or recommendations to
“The teacher worried that her lack of content knowledge in mathematics might have caused her to mislead her students in science.”
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Opposite of to join or collaborate with others to achieve a goal
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Opposite of to prepare oneself
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(of a shop or business) Opposite of to own or manage
“After more than fifty years in the baking industry, Giuseppi would finally sell his patisserie.”
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