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What is the opposite of expect?

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Opposite of to regard (something) as likely to happen
“I know it is coming, but I can't do anything to stop it!”
Opposite of to require (something) as rightfully due or appropriate in the circumstances
“Mr. Secretary, I confirm your objectives, but I think we need to optionalize contingencies.”
Opposite of to regard as likely
“I know that is a durian based on the unmistakable smell.”
Opposite of to expect or foresee the future occurrence of something
“There is an asteroid heading towards earth, but I very much doubt that it will have much of an impact, let alone destroy the planet.”
Opposite of to predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
Opposite of to hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
Opposite of to count on or depend on
Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
Opposite of to ask, request or demand for something, typically with urgency
Opposite of to be in expectation of
“I am unaware if he will be posting another update on social media very soon.”
Opposite of to make a prediction based on known data and observations
“I can only guess what is going to happen to the housing market in the next twelve months.”
Opposite of to insist on having something
“We offer this complimentary service to reward you for your loyalty to us.”
Opposite of to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
“I always dread working with my grumpy manager.”
Opposite of to have a belief or be of the opinion of
“I doubt the new Miley Cyrus album will be very good.”
Opposite of to make a request or demand of someone
“As you have ignored my requests to stop chattering while the movie is playing, I will now force you to do so.”
Opposite of to expect or wait for a sound, such as a signal
“It's very easy to mishear the sound cue as it is relatively silent.”
To give an authoritative or peremptory order
“As your father, I hereby command you to eat your Brussels Sprouts!”
Opposite of to make a condition of
“He is demanding that the organization free him of his contractual obligations.”
Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“Richard was to give four major castles to Philip and pay the cost of garrisoning them, along with other compensation.”
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