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What is the opposite of execution?

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Noun
Opposite of the carrying out of a plan, order, or course of action
Noun
Opposite of something achieved with effort, skill, or courage
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Opposite of the killing of one person by another
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Opposite of the act or state of functioning or executing
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Opposite of the action of saying or expressing something aloud
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Opposite of the mechanics of a movement or action
“There was a significant degree of inflexibility in his movements, and the coach knew then and there that he would never make it as an athlete.”
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Opposite of the state of, or the act of working towards, the completion of a goal or objective
“The trust is projecting failure on four out of five key performance indicators set by the Government for financial performance.”
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Opposite of the action of putting something into operation
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Opposite of the execution of a condemned person
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Opposite of persecution or torture, especially to death by being nailed to a cross
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Opposite of the taking of another life
“The scene featured the Terminator's rescue of John Connor from the T-1000 that had been sent to kill the latter.”
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Opposite of the action applying or enforcing something
“I do not know whether it is a lack of will or a lack of power that is responsible for the nonenforcement of the law.”
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Opposite of the state of being executed, utilized, or put into operation
“He put his plans on hold, thinking there was no rush to move back to London.”
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Opposite of the action or process of completing or finishing something
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Opposite of the observing of, or adhering to, a rule, law or custom
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Opposite of the process or act of managing, running or governing (something)
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Opposite of the administration or imposition of a law, rule, or obligation
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Opposite of the manner in which one constructs one's thoughts through words
“If someone were reading aloud to you and spoke in a monotone, it would seem interminable.”
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Opposite of the act of fulfilling (one's obligation, duty or responsibility)
“His dismissal was allegedly due to the unfulfillment of his responsibilities.”
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Opposite of the act of killing or putting an end to someone, something, or a creature
“The Board may only direct the prisoner's release if satisfied that his confinement is no longer necessary for the protection of the public.”
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Opposite of the killing of a human being by another
“Like all good feel-good stories, it ended with the sparing of a life, and one that could very well change the world.”
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Opposite of something that has been achieved successfully
“I spent a few years playing in a garage band and the biggest failure there was we never really tried to make it big.”
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Opposite of the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc.
“Any town officer may be removed from office by the supreme court for any misconduct, maladministration, malfeasance, or malversation in office.”
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Opposite of the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it
“I told her that, on theory alone, it sounded like a good idea but it was going to be very difficult to execute.”
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