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What is the opposite of instruct?

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Opposite of to teach or educate someone on a given subject
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Opposite of to tell or order someone to do something, especially in a formal or official way
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Opposite of to give an authoritative or decisive command or order
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Opposite of to stipulate action to be taken as an order or instruction
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Opposite of to instruct or guide in a particular skill or field
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Opposite of to make someone (or a group) familiar with or knowledgeable about something
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(how a machine, skill or craft works or is performed) Opposite of to show how to use or do something
“If you were trying to demonstrate how to confuse an already confused man, you have succeeded admirably.”
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Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
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Opposite of to advise or persuade in favor of something
“He could have tried to dissuade her or, at the very least, adjusted his strategy accordingly.”
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Opposite of to impart information or knowledge to
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Opposite of to provide information to
“She could no longer hide the terrible secret she had been keeping from everyone.”
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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 teach, train or educate in a given field
“It is unfair to students to miseducate and confuse them about the nature of the scientific process.”
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Opposite of to specify or require as a condition
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Opposite of to ask, or demand, something (of someone)
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Opposite of to train or mold by instruction or example
“If they ripped Manny away from my loving arms, they could begin tormenting him mentally and emotionally to break his fragile spirit.”
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Opposite of to establish or stipulate as a previous condition
“Is the contract rigid enough to prevent any deviations from our agreement?”
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Opposite of to order or advise someone to do something
“Why is it so difficult for you to obey my instructions?”
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Opposite of to show (someone) the way
“He chose to deliberately deceive me to get the upper hand.”
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Opposite of to bring to a higher cultural or civil level or awareness
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Opposite of to provide information in a formal or official way
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Opposite of to provide (someone) with an understanding of something profound
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Opposite of to act as someone's mentor
“That success was short-lived, as his time with the grappling arts began to hinder his career.”
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Opposite of to give advice and instruction
“The supervisor was jealous of his underling and would constantly try to undermine her.”
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Opposite of to inform someone in advance of a possible danger or problem
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Opposite of to bestow legal or official authority to
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