What is the opposite of try?

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Opposite of to make an effort or attempt
“Bernard's most consistent criticism is that he will quit before he even tries to get into the game.”
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Opposite of to experiment or test
“Can you at least try new things before you forgo them?”
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Opposite of to give pain, affliction, or vexation to
“She then gave me a cute, shy little smile, completely unaware that her doing that alone was enough to mollify me.”
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(followed by for) Opposite of to attempt or try
“The weather turned treacherous, so the group had to abandon the hike.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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(in sport) Opposite of to score a point when an object is placed into an area designated for such an activity
“The club does not pay him exorbitant amounts of money to miss easy shots like that.”
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Opposite of to make an effort at doing something
“Jack thought it was near impossible to climb the three-meter rope, and decided to bypass that obstacle.”
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Opposite of to attempt or try to do (something)
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Opposite of to make heavy demands on
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Opposite of bring action against in court
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Opposite of to attempt or try to do (something)
“My last act as a wizard will be to send you all safely back to Elspeth, and after that, I shall finally rest.”
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Opposite of to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Opposite of to strive in pursuit of a goal
“I would idle rather than devoting time to learning Japanese, and therefore I never mastered it.”
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(law) Opposite of to listen to and judge (a case or plaintiff)
“It often leads to such bulky and intricate combinations of statement, as to present the case to the judge and jury, in a form of considerable complexity.”
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Opposite of to sample the flavor of something orally
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Opposite of to take a risk or chance on
“We decided to forego that rickety ride, fearful that it might break down.”
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Opposite of to struggle tenaciously to achieve something
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Opposite of to administer or assign an examination
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Opposite of to become involved or associated with
“He would leave politics after realizing that he was a rather unpopular figure.”
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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 have an experience of
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Opposite of to accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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Opposite of to do something repeatedly so as to become skilled
“Arabelle thought to herself that she might just do it once and be done with it.”
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Opposite of an attempt or effort to achieve something
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Opposite of an attempt to do something
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Opposite of a disagreement or quarrel
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Opposite of a undertaking, typically one that involves risk
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Opposite of a submission in competition or application
“His sudden exclusion from the race was simply put down to cheating.”
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