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What is the opposite of investigate?

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(ignore) Opposite of to study or check into thoroughly
“The media would largely ignore Hayden's claim of being attacked by someone who was displeased by his attire.”
(respond) Opposite of to study or check into thoroughly
“I will respond with my findings once the investigation is complete.”
(conclude) Opposite of to study or check into thoroughly
“I will conclude my investigation by the end of the week.”
Opposite of to delve or make inquiries into
Opposite of to examine or analyze a collection of things or information
Opposite of to examine critically and minutely
Opposite of to administer or assign an examination
Opposite of to experiment or test something
“Can you at least try new things before you forgo them?”
(in a place) Opposite of to look thoroughly for something
“Hamish thought it would be funny to hide in a cave, but began to panic when he got lost.”
Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
Opposite of to take something apart in order to examine it and repair it if necessary
Opposite of to dispute the validity of
“To the astonishment of the jury, the defendant's lawyer would accept the evidence presented by the prosecutor.”
Opposite of to pursue or follow someone
(law) Opposite of to listen to and judge (a case or plaintiff)
“It often leads to such bulky and intricate combinations of statement, as to present the case to the judge and jury, in a form of considerable complexity.”
Opposite of to find out by making inquiries
“William, can you please hide what your brother Harry is up to with Meghan?”
Opposite of to study, inspect or look over
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