What is the opposite of undertake?

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Opposite of to accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
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Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
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Opposite of to take on a position, role or duty
“He told reporters he'd had to unwillingly relinquish the role that brought him worldwide fame.”
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Opposite of to make a concerted effort towards achieving a result
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Opposite of to perform or execute an action
“Are you just going to idle and do nothing?”
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Opposite of to enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“The company would terminate its agreement with the vendor due to poor customer service.”
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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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Opposite of to be able to accomplish
“I will fail to wake up that early to make the appointment.”
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Opposite of to conduct or devote oneself to
“Feeling burnt out from his lengthy course, Harold would stop his studies and embark on a gap year and travel around South America.”
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(engage in) Opposite of to participate or become involved in
“As it was, I spent a good deal of time trying to remove myself whenever the filming took place.”
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Opposite of to pledge or enter into a contract to do something
“There may be consequences if you break your contract with the company.”
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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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(of an action or task) Opposite of to undertake or perform
“Because of your goodwill towards the association, you will be allowed to bypass the test that most members are required to take.”
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Opposite of to handle or manage many tasks at once
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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 make a guarantee on a condition
“The life insurer was forced last week to renege on its pledge.”
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