Not a native speaker here.
What is the exact opposite of grant?
Yes, i've been to a thesaurus and a lot other antonym sites.
The word i'm looking for isn't 'refuse', 'deny', prohibit', etc. I want to know if there's a word (or more) for doing the opposite of granting, for example, someone's wishes.
Like when you do the opposite of what someone wants.
In the sentence:
"The odds never bothered to hear our wishes, or perhaps it listened closely to them as to know what to (word)"
The italics could be replaced by 'not grant', though does anyone know of a more specific word? Would 'forfeit' be fit to replace the italic?