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What is the opposite of instigate?

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Opposite of to incite or prompt someone into doing something
Opposite of to initiate or bring about the start or existence of (something)
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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 take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
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 cause (a belief or emotion) to become stronger or more widespread
“I defended the president on that occasion because he had done something that served to abate the panic that had reached very dangerous proportions.”
Opposite of to set up or establish
“There is no need to abolish this system, which until now has not caused any inconvenience.”
Opposite of to trigger or start movement or progress
Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
Opposite of to have as a consequence or result
“The expected lull in the economy will negate the prospect of prosperity for most people.”
Opposite of to be a pioneer in a particular activity
(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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