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What is the opposite of cover?

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Verb
Opposite of to place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
“Cover and cook for one minute, then uncover and add the asparagus peas or mangetouts.”
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Opposite of to hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
“Society would chastise him and he would never be able to show his face in public again.”
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Opposite of to include or comprise of, as part of a whole
“The figures exclude prescriptions that were dispensed by hospital pharmacies and medicines purchased over the counter.”
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Opposite of to report on in published media
“Instead of promoting justice in the case, his reaction, along with a group of newspaper editors, has been to suppress information about the case.”
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Opposite of to envelop in a layer of something
“Typically feeding on the ground, they uncover food by scratching with their feet or digging with their bills.”
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Opposite of to create or form a layer over
“The parakeets strip the bark off the rimu and the totara to get at the juice.”
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Opposite of to sprinkle a layer over
Remove the top layer of salt completely from the pork belly once it is out of the oven.”
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Opposite of to be inclusive of after payment of an agreed amount of money or funds
“Government data on wages and salaries also exclude fringe benefits.”
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Opposite of to give an alibi to
“The employee is then arrested and is urged to inform on his corrupt boss.”
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Opposite of to cover or enclose in cloth or soft material
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to cover with drops or spots of something
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Opposite of to move over or back and forth over
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(a particular topic or subject) Opposite of to provide insight into
“My biggest concern is that the speaker will likely ignore the most pertinent issue that is on our minds.”
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Opposite of to obscure or block out an object or light
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Opposite of to cover or wrap loosely with folds of cloth
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Opposite of to be related, applicable or appropriate to
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Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
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Opposite of to physically make unclear or less visible
“The news anchor would throw over to the announcer to reveal the winner of the first prize.”
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Opposite of to pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.
Noun
Opposite of a manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
Noun
Opposite of a measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable
Noun
Opposite of the dry outer covering of some fruits or seeds
Noun
Opposite of a place to hide, or to seek shelter or privacy
Noun
Opposite of a deceptive outward appearance
Noun
Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces or provides support to another
“He was a regular in his first season, but an amazing drop in form saw him play as a reserve in the following three seasons before he retired.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces another, especially temporarily
Noun
Opposite of a guarantee of financial compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death
Noun
Opposite of a thing that envelops or obscures something
Noun
Opposite of the protection afforded by something, typically that surrounds or covers
Noun
Opposite of protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
Noun
Opposite of the act of protecting
“This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.”
Noun
Opposite of a means or method of defending (against attack)
“Their sacrifice and fierce battle formations would bewilder the Quotakhans' last and largest assault on the City of Shaggar.”
Noun
Opposite of an external covering at the top of a building or structure
Noun
(figuratively) Opposite of a means or method of defending or buffering (against something)
Adjective
Opposite of serving as a reserve or backup to someone or something
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