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What is the opposite of establish?

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Opposite of to set up on a long-term basis
“The tech company would close down its headquarters after being based in Silicon Valley for many years.”
Opposite of to physically place in a given location
“The tech company decided it would be prudent to leave Silicon Valley after many years of being established there.”
Opposite of to demonstrate to be true based on facts
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“Steven's defense team fought hard to disprove the evidence brought forward by the prosecutors.”
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.”
Opposite of to finish or reach the end successfully
“Tim planned to begin his commitment to weight loss once he had finished his chocolate hot fudge sundae.”
Opposite of to state explicitly
Opposite of to stipulate action to be taken as an order or instruction
Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
Opposite of to determine the problem by analyzing symptoms
Opposite of to position or arrange in a given place or position
Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
Opposite of to fix or put into place
“Unscrew the two bolts that hold the slot bracket and then carefully remove the graphics card.”
Opposite of to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
(a feeling or quality) Opposite of to present oneself in a particular way by an action or series of actions
“He pretended to be somebody he wasn't, in order to mask his insecurities.”
Opposite of to be told or informed about something
“Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.”
(on the body) Opposite of to develop something, typically a kind of natural growth
“Thank you for highlighting the fact that I'm starting to lose my hair.”
Opposite of to give an official acceptance to something as being satisfactory
“Sarah is likely to decline the offer for an interview as she is content with her current job.”
Opposite of to bring about or introduce
“Both parties agreed to abandon the use of restrictive covenants in their dealings with each other.”
Opposite of to mark out the boundary or limits of
“As pioneers of experiential art, the duo wanted to blur the lines between reality and cartoonish fantasy.”
Opposite of to identify or make a determination on something relevant or important
“How did I miss such a crucial clue?”
Opposite of to arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“I don't know where we are going, but I can only guess it's not going to be a beach paradise.”
Opposite of to (officially) decide on or establish something
“Harry's deliberate actions was a severe shock to Brian's sensitive and affectionate nature and seemed for a time to unsettle his plans and mar his hopes.”
Opposite of to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
Opposite of to estimate or judge
“We buy a commodity by means of another, but in order to know the value of the former, we need to know the value of the latter.”
Opposite of to situate at a specified place as the center of operations
“The next year, the organization's leadership decided to move its headquarters to Colorado Springs, signaling a retreat from politics.”
Opposite of to receive or procure
Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Scanlan does not attempt to excuse the disturbing character of some of Dostoevsky's rhetoric, though he does note that the novelist does not seek to attack their civil liberties.”
Opposite of to decide on and announce
“Passengers will be allowed to change or cancel the date of travel without penalty up until 24 hours prior to travel.”
Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
Opposite of to ensure or verify
“Because she has helped us before, it would be logical to assume that she will help us again.”
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