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What is the opposite of observe?

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Opposite of to see or notice
“How did you miss that? It was the single best shot ever made!”
Opposite of to become aware of through observation
“One could hardly miss the parallel of two vast but empty projects full of little but hot air and blasted hopes.”
Opposite of to celebrate or commemorate an occasion or its anniversary
“George and Frank Costanza would break tradition by celebrating an alternative to Christmas called Festivus.”
Opposite of to fulfill or satisfy the terms or conditions of
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“We will continue to pursue those who flout licensing regulations in supplying drink to minors and those already drunk.”
Opposite of to make a remark based on one's observation
“She wanted to put forward her opinion, but she would clam up for fear of judgment.”
Opposite of to look at closely or with interest
Opposite of to come to an awareness of something
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
Opposite of to direct one's gaze
“Trying to remain inconspicuous, she would avert any passersby as she walked through the city.”
Opposite of to observe attentively
“My obvious tendency to deliberately ignore whatever you have to say, should manifest to you that I have zero interest in what you are trying to sell.”
(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
Opposite of to fulfill one's role, obligation or duty
“He does not abandon his duties as a husband, father, community leader, or worker just because the journey becomes tedious or boring.”
Opposite of to fix one's gaze on something or someone
“We could not help but look away from the wreck that was before us.”
Opposite of to look at closely in order to observe or read
“You might want to just skim through Galileo's geometrical proofs and focus your attention on his conclusions.”
Opposite of to comply with the requests or demands of others
Opposite of to monitor or follow through observation
Opposite of to recognize the difference or contrast of
“You may confuse them, so allow me to explain the difference between the two words.”
Opposite of to be compatible or consistent with
“She complained that a standard witness oath would conflict with an oath she had previously sworn to maintain confidentiality about meetings with her king.”
Opposite of to analyze or view in a certain way
“It is possible to misinterpret the worsening of symptoms as an exacerbation of multiple sclerosis.”
Opposite of to fulfill a desire, demand or need
“In approaching his task under such a misconception of its true significance, he will fail to meet the expectation of his friends and sponsors and is bound to miss that finer sense of service.”
Opposite of to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
“I am not going to stand by silently while you mismanage these sacred funds the way you have chosen to do in recent months.”
Opposite of to look steadily and intently
“Any time anything entered my peripheral vision, I would flinch.”
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