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What is the opposite of oblige?

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Opposite of to compel someone by legal, moral, or physical means to do something
Opposite of to do a favor, or show beneficence toward
Opposite of to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
Opposite of to compel someone by force to do something
Opposite of to obligate to do something
“I leaned away from him to deter him from doing anything drastic.”
Opposite of to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
Opposite of to ask, or demand, something (of someone)
Opposite of to make happy or give pleasure to
“John McClane was starting to displease Hans Gruber with his cowboy antics in the Nakatomi Plaza building.”
Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The overall goal of disaster response sheltering is to encourage people to evacuate in order to prevent loss of human life.”
Opposite of to give an authoritative or peremptory order
“I wondered why he would ask me to take out the rubbish when he himself had nothing else on his agenda.”
Opposite of to be obliging or show beneficence toward
“Sorry to disappoint everyone, but the band will not be performing an encore.”
Opposite of to humor, tolerate, or go along with the wishes or whims of someone
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 issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The unions hailed the decision as a victory and called on the trusts to abolish the charges permanently.”
Opposite of to pledge or enter into a contract to do something
“There may be consequences if you break your contract with the company.”
Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
Opposite of to do something that one regards as below one's dignity or level of importance
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