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What is the opposite of captivate?

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Opposite of to attract and hold the interest and attention of
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Opposite of to enthrall, charm or captivate
“I was in very good company, and managed to bore some extremely nice people to death.”
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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Opposite of to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
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Opposite of to delight, or to give pleasure or satisfaction to
“The room had become deathly quiet, each crew member standing erectly as not to further displease their captain.”
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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through flattery
“Had Grampion been imperious or improper, her arsenal would have been adequate to repel his advances, but he was simply gentlemanly.”
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