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What is the opposite of dictate?

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Noun
Opposite of an order or command that must be obeyed
Noun
Opposite of a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority
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Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
Noun
Opposite of a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority
Noun
Opposite of the thing that one desires or ordains
“If you had been at one of those meetings, you could have expressed your undesire to have something like this occur.”
Noun
Opposite of an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
“Their response to our pressing need for more resources was rather tentative and non-commital.”
Verb
Opposite of to give an authoritative or decisive command or order
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Opposite of to say or recite something aloud
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Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
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Opposite of to stipulate action to be taken as an order or instruction
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Opposite of to overpower by weight
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Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to determine or dictate
“There will be several factors that will hinder my ability to complete the task.”
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Opposite of to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“I think it is time I surrender my hold on this domain and acknowledge defeat.”
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Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
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Opposite of to fix or shape the form or character of
“Your unwillingness to work hard will hinder how successful you are in life.”
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Opposite of to give instructions
“The press should get things right, and not implicitly misinstruct the public.”
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Opposite of to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
“He enters a strong and solemn protest against that ANtinomian spirit which would reject the law as a rule of life.”
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Opposite of to have power and influence over
“After three straight weeks with poor performances, the young gun continues to struggle at the elite level of the sport.”
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Opposite of to make a law
“Citizens hoped that the government would eventually abolish the law prohibiting the sale and use of chewing gum anywhere in the country.”
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Opposite of to give (someone) orders in a domineering manner
“I serve my master, but I am not compelled to spend the night parleying with his lacqueys.”
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Opposite of to command that something be done
“I ask that you reconsider your position on the verdict.”
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Opposite of to command the doing of by virtue of one's authority
“Prior to the assault, Warren was forced to cancel the attack after determining the strength of the now formidably entrenched Confederates.”
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Opposite of to claim a statement as true
“I simply dispute the claim that some rules are more natural than others, or have an inherent moral basis.”
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