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What is the opposite of communicate?

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Opposite of to give or exchange information
“Clarendon advised the queen to withhold her opinion on so delicate a matter.”
Opposite of to interact with or engage in communication
“My students listen intently to the discourse on contemporary notions of nature and urbanity.”
Opposite of to get one's ideas or message across
“He would speak in a foreign language using a thick accent, knowing full well he would confuse them.”
Opposite of to make known unintentionally, usually via body language or tone of voice
“He put on a contrived smile that would mask deep vulnerabilities.”
Opposite of to spread or pass on, especially of a disease
“Theresa was diagnosed with the virus and was advised to quarantine at home for the next two weeks in order to contain it.”
Opposite of to be connected to
“When the streets meet the beach, they become large wooden ramps that separate the path from the built-up beachfront by 20 meters.”
Opposite of to communicate with another (or others)
Opposite of to discuss or have talks in order to reach an agreement or compromise
Opposite of to send or transmit something electronically
“Later that day, I receive a text message from Kristina asking if I was ok.”
Opposite of to convey or express in a particular way or manner
“I became flushed and flustered and I started to mumble nonsensically like the village idiot.”
Opposite of to promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
“The supermarket has decided to pull some of its products from the shelves.”
Opposite of to communicate by writing or exchanging letters or mail
Opposite of to give evidence of
“His fervent outbursts tend to contradict his usually mild-mannered demeanor.”
Opposite of to serve as a medium for conveying
“By applying an electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.”
Opposite of to put across
“It's almost as if he's trying to fake his son's achievements to present himself as Father of the Year.”
Opposite of to communicate or make contact with (through writing)
“Sarah would make it a point to call her elderly mother three times a week.”
Opposite of to suggest or indicate something indirectly
“I don't know whether any of this would have any effect, but it would highlight the seriousness of the consequences of crime.”
(media) Opposite of to publish or broadcast
“If you have ever taped movies from television, you will know how films often cut to accommodate commercials or censor controversial scenes.”
Opposite of to explain something clearly and carefully
Opposite of to transmit or impart one's qualities, traits, or ideas onto someone or something
Opposite of to state in a formal manner
“Nothing is worse than preparing an audience to hear a speech on one topic only to have the speaker announce that the topic has been changed.”
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