What is the opposite of utilize?

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(forgo) Opposite of to make use of
“We would forgo the use of drones during our filming so as not to scare the animals.”
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(suspend) Opposite of to make use of
“The council urged firms to suspend the use of explosives in the removal of large offshore structures.”
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Opposite of to wield or make use of
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Opposite of to make use of
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Opposite of to exert or put to use
“A promise of confidentiality is a duty to maintain the secrecy of the information and not misuse or wrongfully disclose it.”
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“It was wise for Rafa to take his foot off the pedal and conserve his energy for the next match.”
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Opposite of to apply, use or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality)
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(of a place or position) Opposite of to occupy
“We would reluctantly forfeit our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
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Opposite of to utilize or take advantage of
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(of personnel) Opposite of to work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification)
“Does the government not know that a hungry and irate man could mismanage the equipment entrusted to him?”
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Opposite of to act on an opportunity
“He would miss many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“I couldn't actually read my data because it was encrypted and compressed to save on hard-drive space.”
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