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What is the opposite of prod?

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Opposite of to poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
Opposite of to stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something
Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
Opposite of to continuously remind or complain to (someone) in an annoying way
Opposite of to push (someone or something) out of one's way with one's shoulder
Opposite of to demand earnestly or pressingly
“The doctor would deter my efforts to pursue a sporting profession due to how prone I am to injury.”
Opposite of to poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would touch him suggestively, but he was completely oblivious to her advances.”
Opposite of to use coaxing or flattery in order to persuade someone to do something
Opposite of to start, activate or put into action
“A protective system is connected to the power system to sense selected circuit conditions and deactivate the power system upon the occurrence of a fault.”
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 thrust a pointed object at or into something
“Julia forced him to stop so Rufus could help her pull out the arrowhead from his shoulder.”
Opposite of to refresh the memory of, especially encouraging someone to speak
“She gave Danny the cue to distract the best man from finishing his speech.”
Opposite of a blow with the fist
Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
Opposite of something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
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