What is the opposite of use?

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Noun
Opposite for the act of using an object
“The disuse of moisturizer may result in dry skin.”
Noun
Opposite for the act of using something intangible
“The suppresion of free speech should not be tolerated in our society.”
Verb
Opposite for to utilize or employ a tangible object
“He would often misuse a fork for drinking soup.”
Verb
Opposite for to utilize or employ something intangible
“Do not neglect your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
Noun
Opposite for the act of using a finite substance
“The saving of water in the village increased during the rainy season.”
Verb
Opposite for to expend or consume by employing
“This car is built to conserve its fuel over long distances.”
Noun
Opposite for usefulness or benefit
“The uselessness of this exercise machine was in direct contrast to claims made during the infomercial.”
Noun
Opposite for the repeated usage of something
“The machine was still in great condition after years of maintenance and preservation in the factory.”
Verb
Opposite for to exploit someone for one's personal gain
“She had a genuine interest in him and was sincere in wanting to help him.”
Noun
Opposite for the exploitation of others for one's own gain
“The philanthropist's benevolence towards others was commendable.”
Noun
(usually negated with "no") Opposite for positive regard for something
“I have no aversion for upstanding individuals such as yourself.”
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