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What is the opposite of persist?

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Opposite of to continue or last, typically without interruption
Opposite of to persist in a given state or position despite adversity
“It may have been only the disciplinary problem that led the twenty-year-old Thoreau to quit.”
Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
Opposite of to cope or manage in the face of hardship or adversity
Opposite of to extend the duration of
(of a person or species) Opposite of to continue to live, especially in spite of danger or hardship
“They accept the fact that they signed up to be warriors, and warriors fight, and often die fighting.”
Opposite of to continue doing something, especially something challenging or after an interruption
“I hesitate to walk along the rickety bridge, but there is no other option across.”
Opposite of to apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
Opposite of to extend or draw out, typically a period or duration
Opposite of to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
“They had waited long enough and decided to leave the premises after their clients had failed to show up.”
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