For example: I support Bob's decision to quit his job.

What word could you use in place of support to make that sentence have the opposite meaning?

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    "I oppose Bob's decision to quit his job." "I reject Bob's decision..." "I abhor Bob's decision..." Why do you think there is the antonym?
    – GEdgar
    Oct 4, 2013 at 15:39
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    "I am indifferent to Bob's decision..." "I acquiesce to Bob's decision...", "I celebrate Bob's decision...", object to, protest, demur... Oct 4, 2013 at 15:57

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Depends very much on what you mean by opposite. If you mean that I am against Bob's decision to quit his job, then GEdgar's suggestions, along with a myriad of synonyms and antonyms from thesaurus, will do

I oppose Bob's decision...

I reject Bob's decision...

However, if you mean that you are not in favor of, but not necessarily against Bob's decision, then it could be

I don't support Bob's decision...

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    I undermine Bob's decision...
    – GEdgar
    Oct 4, 2013 at 15:59
  • I did mean the first one. I think oppose is the word I was looking for. Sorry for not being clearer.
    – Alex Grin
    Oct 4, 2013 at 23:11

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