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What is the opposite of standing up for?

Need antonyms for standing up for? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

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Opposite of present participle for to protect or shield from harm or danger
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Opposite of present participle for to take, or be in, charge of
“During the Carolingian reign, nobles were granted booty as reward and incentive to support the current king.”
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Opposite of present participle for to criticize or speak out against (someone or something)
“Many supporters came out to support his position, and he acknowledged them.”
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(of an action or event) Opposite of present participle for to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite of present participle for to injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
“We must protect our highly endangered species from extinction.”
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Opposite of present participle for to betray the secrets of, or to inform on someone
“The letter shows how far she is willing to defend him, despite her strong suspicions of his guilt of earlier crimes.”
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